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State & local official said nail salons, tattoo parlors given go-ahead to reopen next week

Posted at 5:11 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-13 04:44:27-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County Public Health said it has given local nail salons, tattoo shops and massage parlors the go-ahead to begin reopening after state officials announced new guidelines for reopening those industries.

State officials announced Friday that nail salons, tattoo shops and massage parlors could reopen as soon as next week provided local health officials agree. The establishments will be required to follow detailed guidelines issued by the state. The guidelines, issued Friday, dictate details including the flow of people in and out of the establishments and the way in which workspaces are disinfected.

According to the new guidance, the state recommends these industries open no sooner than June 19.

Part of the guidelines include:

  • Disposable gloves should be worn for services that require them.
  • Workers must wear a face-covering throughout the entire interaction with the customer. Customers must wear face coverings at all times while in the facility, except when the face-covering must be removed for the performance of services involving that part of the face.
  • Workers should consider changing their own clothes after each customer or wearing scrubs or a clean, launderable or disposable smock, if available.
  • Equip reception areas and workstations with proper sanitation products, including hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes.
  • Pedicure bowls must be disinfected with an EPA-registered liquid disinfectant that is labeled as a bactericide, fungicide and virucide. Refer to manufacturer's instructions on mixture.
  • Suspend piercing and tattooing services for the mouth/nose area.

To read the full guidelines for these industries, click here.