With the current COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation, everyone in every business is making changes. FAIRY GLOW MOTHER is no exception. Effective immediately upon re-opening, I will be instituting a few new changes that are detailed within this post. But before I get into those I wanted to take some time to reiterate the safety standards and protocols I am legally required to adhere to as a licensee of the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
Current Safety Standards & Protocols
The good news is that a lot of the suggested changes for re-opening you see rolling out among other states are things that were already in place for me as a solo esthetician in California. Some of these things include: daily cleaning of all surfaces and floors, tools, implements, machines, trash receptacles, and laundry; hand washing before and after each client; utilizing an EPA-registered disinfectant that is virucidal, bactericidal, and fungicidal for all tools and implements; using clean linens for each client; wearing gloves for every service; servicing only one client at a time; and OSHA/CDC universal precautions for infection control.
New Safety Standards & Protocols to be Added
Once I am back open, I will be making a few changes to how services are rendered as we continue to navigate our world post-Coronavirus. These changes are:
- Requiring clients to wear a face mask to their appointment—It can be removed during a facial service only.
- Disposable sheets—I hate that it has come to this but I definitely don’t want to risk any transfer while the laundry is waiting to be taken out at the end of the day. So moving forward, all linens will be disposable. Towels will be immediately placed into a disinfectant solution.
- Steam towels only—Due to the nature of this virus, and the propensity for steam to carry the droplets in the air for a prolonged period of time, I won’t be utilizing the steamer during facials.
- Hand sanitizer—Both the building and the studio are equipped with numerous hand sanitizing stations, please use them.
- Updated Consent Form—All clients will be required to consent to services acknowledging the potential risks of COVID-19 Coronavirus and affirming your current health status upon arrival.
- Strict In Good Health Policy— In accordance with extended shelter-in-place recommendations to protect our more vulnerable populations, I am not working with clients with compromised immune systems, clients aged 65 or above, or clients in other elevated at-risk categories at this time.
These changes reinforce a sterile and safe environment for everyone. As our leaders make new recommendations, I will make updates accordingly. Thank you all in advance for your cooperation!
To learn more about changes happening in the Bay Area as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.