JULY 22, 2020 - LA COUNTY GIVES REOPENING PROTOCOLS FOR HAIR SALONS & BARBERSHOPS TO OFFER SERVICES OUTDOORS
Los Angeles County has issued reopening protocols for hair salons and barbershops to offer certain services outdoors as part of the Department of Public Health’s staged approach, supported by science and public health expertise, to allow certain businesses to safely reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 22, re-opening protocols were released to allow hair salons and barbershops reopen.
In addition to the conditions imposed by the State Public Health Officer, these types of businesses must also be in compliance with the conditions laid out in this Protocol for Hair Salons and Barbershops. Services must be provided outdoors. Services that cannot be provided outdoors must be discontinued until such time as indoor operations are permitted to resume.
Any barbering or cosmetology services provided outdoors must be approved by the licensing agency, the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Any personal care services provide outdoors must be in compliance with the requirements of the local permitting agency.
Services that cannot be performed with face coverings on both the worker and customer or that require touching the customer’s face, e.g., eyelash services, eyebrow waxing and threading, facials, etc., are not permitted until those types of services are allowed to resume.
The protocols are are available to view online.