Nail salons get the OK to re-open

NAIL SALONS may reopen now, provided they observe social distancing requirements (Flickr/swifthandsam).

The County of Orange has approved the reopening of additional businesses in Orange County after a review was made under the direction of Dr. Clayton Chau, Acting County Health Officer. Effective today (June 19) the following personal care businesses may reopen as long as the businesses can meet social distancing and safety guidelines:

  • Nail salons
  • Massage establishments
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Facial, skin care, hair removal services

The County of Orange approval is in the frequently asked questions on the county’s website.

The reopening of these business sectors is part of the State of California’s expanded Stage 2 of the “Resilience Roadmap” and does not move the state into Stage 3.

All businesses allowed to reopen in Orange County must comply with industry-specific guidelines and businesses must post a checklist. The checklist shall be visible at the entrance of the business and specifically include an attestation by the business owner and/or operator that the business has:

  1. Performed a detailed risk assessment and implemented a site-specific protection plan;
  2. Trained employees on how to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them;
  3. Implemented individual control measures and screenings;
  4. Implemented disinfecting protocols; and
  5. Implemented physical distancing guidelines.

Westminster businesses may download a reopening plan template to use as a guide for creating a checklist by visiting the city’s dedicated “Reopening: Westminster Businesses”webpage.

In addition to existing face covering requirements for reopened businesses with public interaction, the State of California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a statewide order to mandate face coverings. Californians are required to wear face coverings in public spaces, including while taking public transportation, seeking medical care, shopping and in most work scenarios. The order is effective immediately and until further notice.

The complete health order, including exceptions for wearing face coverings, is available on the CDPH website.

Face coverings remain mandated for anyone visiting city facilities such as City Hall and the police department lobby. A limited number of cloth face coverings are available to visitors who do not have one.

For additional information and the latest updates, visit the city’s dedicated coronavirus webpage at https://projectwestminster.com/coronavirus-updates.



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