MDHHS is stressing that such private care amenities — hair salons, barbers, spas, facial boutiques, and so forth. — should require purchasers to put on a face masks always. That is outlined within the order that went into impact at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 and stays in impact till Dec. 8, 2020.
Right here is the be aware from the well being division:
“As a result of excessive quantity of questions that we have now obtained from these licensed below the cosmetology and barbering professions, we’re sharing the next because it pertains to the latest DHHS Epidemic Order that goes into impact on Wednesday, November 18, particularly Part 4 of this Order:
- ‘In amenities providing non-essential private care providers, together with hair, nail, tanning, therapeutic massage, conventional spa, tattoo, physique artwork, and piercing providers, and related private care providers, gatherings are solely permitted to the extent that providers don’t contain the elimination of face masks. All providers have to be offered by appointment, and gatherings in ready areas are prohibited.’
Please be aware that which means that face masks have to be worn for all providers. If a face masks can’t be worn, the service can’t be offered presently. ‘Face masks’ is outlined in Part 1 of the Order as ‘a tightly woven material or different multi-layer absorbent materials that intently covers a person’s mouth and nostril.’”
Right here’s a fast refresher on what the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) says about sporting face masks to assist cease the unfold of the coronavirus and the illness it causes, COVID-19.
From the CDC:
- Face masks assist stop individuals who have COVID-19, together with those that are pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic, from spreading the virus to others.
- Masks are almost certainly to scale back the unfold of COVID-19 when they’re broadly utilized by folks in public settings.
- Large use of masks particularly helps shield these at larger threat of extreme sickness from COVID-19 in addition to employees who ceaselessly come into shut contact with different folks (e.g., in airports, seaports or different docks, bus terminals, and practice stations).
- Utilizing masks together with different preventive measures, together with social distancing, frequent hand hygiene, and cleansing and disinfecting ceaselessly touched surfaces, is likely one of the only methods accessible for decreasing COVID-19 transmission.
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