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Salons and Barbershops begin reopening in Shelby County Wednesday

Several requirements must be followed for reopening.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It took a bit of a showdown between Shelby County and its municipal cities, but ultimately the health department gave salons and barbershops the go ahead to reopen Wednesday.

When salons and barbershops reopen, there are several requirements they have to implement by the county first:

  • Employees must have their temperatures taken before going into work.
  • The business must be stocked well with sanitizer, soap, and wipes.
  • Owners must keep an appointment book that includes the customer's name, the date, and time.
  • Stylists should have a face covering and gloves while providing a service. Customers also should wear masks.
  • Service tools like capes and smocks should be one-time use between cleanings.
  • Continue social distancing by spacing workstations six-feet apart. Physical barriers should be used where necessary.
  • Stylists should be encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to work.
  • Services should be appointment only. Walk-ins are permitted if they wait in their vehicle.
  • There must be at least 15 minutes between client appointments for sanitizing the client area.
  • Surface areas and equipment should be routinely disinfected.
  • Customers should not be allowed to bring in any guests with them unless it is a minor.

As of right now, nail salons, tattoo parlors, and massage services cannot open yet in Shelby County.

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