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DeSantis allows haircutting, cosmetology salon activity to resume

By Staff | May 10, 2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis has lifted a ban on haircutting and other cosmetology practices at barbershops and salons beginning Monday.

In an executive order, DeSantis lifted restrictions while adding a number of restrictions as well as guidelines.

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has issued rules for the resumption of haircutting and other cosmetology salon activity. Cosmetology services extend to nail specialists and facial specialists.

The mandatory restrictions call for all customers limited to appointments only, there must be 15 minutes between appointments for proper disinfecting practices, masks must be worn by all employees during personal services, and there is a prohibition on group appointments.

The voluntary guidelines which are encouraged are: thorough cleaning and disinfecting prior to reopening. Salons and barbershops are encouraged to “make sure” they disinfect all surfaces, tools and linens, even if they were cleaned before originally closing. This type of cleaning should continue between each day of operation.

All unnecessary, frequently touched items like magazines, reading materials and menus are suggested to be removed from customer service areas.