COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Hair Salons and Barbershops California Dept. of Health

This document provides guidance for hair salons and barbershops to support a safe,
clean environment for workers and customers. Services for these operations must be
limited to services that can be provided with both the worker and customer wearing
face coverings for the entirety of the service. For example, haircuts, weaves and
extensions, braiding, lock maintenance, wig maintenance, hair relaxing treatments,
and color services can be provided. 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., should be
suspended until those types of services are allowed to resume. Hair salon or barbershop
owners or operators must acknowledge that lessees should only resume operations
when they are ready and able to implement the necessary safety measures to provide
for their safety and that of their customers. The guidance is not intended to revoke or
repeal any employee rights, either statutory, regulatory or collectively bargained and is
not exhaustive, as it does not include county health orders, nor is it a substitute for any
existing safety and health-related regulatory requirements such as those of Cal/OSHA or
the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
Stay current on changes to public health guidance and state/local orders, as the COVID-19 situation continues. Cal/OSHA has more comprehensive guidance on their Cal/OSHA General Guidelines on Protecting Workers from COVID-19 webpage. CDC has additional requirements in their guidance for businesses and employers.

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