Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Masks:All students and instructors must wear masks as a safety measure when providing a service and in class. These masks can be disposable or cloth and must be disposed of or washed properly as required by the CDC. Consumers will be required to wear a mask as well as have their temperature taken before having any services done on them in our student salon area.
Gloves:Students and instructor must adhere to the existing rules regarding hand washing after and before each service. We are also recommending students to wash hands in front of the consumer if the opportunity exists.
There are two exceptions where gloves are required – nail services and facial services. Gloves are to be worn for only a single service and hands washed thoroughly after they are removed.
Proper hand hygiene is documented to be an essential action to reduce the spread of viral illness. All states require some form of hand hygiene (washing or hand sanitizer) prior to and after a service. It is recommended and acknowledged that hand washing is the preferred method of hand hygiene and it should be done as frequently as possible, but always after eating, smoking and using the restroom. Hand sanitizer has been made available for all consumers and will be required prior to any nail service. Each classroom is set up with a hand sanitizer station on the wall.
The following measures have been put into place to reduce the number of consumers in our school’s salon at a single time and limit interactions that could be of risk:
Appointments: All services will be scheduled with adequate time in between appointments to properly clean and disinfect. School personnel will be held accountable for allowing the students to have enough time to allow for proper disinfection without repercussions. Consumers will be asked to wait outside or in their cars until they are called for their appointment. Appointments will be staggered to avoid multiple people in the waiting areas.
Double Booking: This will not be done unless each consumer can be left in a single chair throughout the process and distancing measures maintained. Limiting the movement of consumers throughout the salon reduces risk to both consumers, students and staff.
Payments: Cashless payment systems are preferred, but not required. If Point of Sale (POS) equipment is used and a consumer must sign or enter PIN, the equipment will be disinfected after each use.
Thermometers: The use of thermometers for temperature scanning will be enforced. All students, employees and consumers will be required to have their temperature taken before entering the salon and/or school.
Signage: Signage will be posted that services will not be offered to or given by anyone who is sick or exhibiting signs of illness. Consumers will be asked and sign a document prior to a service if they have been sick or exposed to someone who is sick. This document will contain their name, address, phone and temperature at time of service. If consumer has been exposed or is sick, services will be deferred for 10-14 days.
It is acknowledged that social distancing recommendations of 6 feet cannot be met in the actual service itself. However, the following distancing measures will be instituted to reduce risk:
1. If chairs are situated such that the patrons are closer than 6 feet – every other chair should be used or chairs staggered if possible. We have a 2000 sq. ft. salon with 30 chairs/stations.
2. There will be no more than 10 people in the salon at any time (including staff) until those recommendations have been lifted. We can stagger students between theory and practical to accommodate this.
3. Break rooms will be temporarily closed.-Waiting area chairs will be removed in the salon.
4. Classrooms can be staggered to effectively distance our students. We have 7 bathrooms, less than 30 students and 2 instructors.
All states currently require the cleaning and disinfection of non-porous implements prior to use and the disposal of porous implements after a single use. Both of these practices will be vigorously adhered to and the following added:
Disinfection of high touch areas including, but not limited to:
1. Door handles on main entrance and restrooms
3. Reception desk
4. Point of Sale (POS) equipment
5. Stations (including foot/nail drying stations)
We will require our students and staff to wipe down/spray Lysol in the restrooms after each use (sink handles, door knob, sink & toilet)
Items to be temporarily Disallowed
The following items will be removed:
1. Public coffee or water stations
2. Magazines/ books / newspapers
3. Candy dishes
4. Product testers/samples
** We will be using the WVBBC Guidelines regarding cleaning and sanitizing prior to re-opening.