7 tips for going to a nail salon during COVID-19 pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its seven tips for going to a nail salon.

News 12 Staff

Jun 17, 2020, 5:16 PM

Updated 1,498 days ago


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its long-awaited tips for minimizing everyday risks of getting and spreading COVID-19, including tips for going to a nail salon.
In general, the CDC says, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. Read about the 15 questions to ask yourself before venturing out during the COVID-19 pandemic here.
These are the CDC’s seven tips for going to a nail salon:

1. Book services in advance to remove the need for waiting in a lobby with other people. If you must wait, maintain social distance.
2. Before you go, call and ask if all staff are wearing cloth face coverings at work and if there are physical barriers to minimize risk of transmission (e.g., plexiglass barriers).
3. If offered by the salon, wait in your car or outside until you can be contacted by mobile phone when it is your turn to be seen for an appointment.
4. Wear a cloth face covering. Wear a cloth face covering at all times when inside the salon. Still need a cloth face covering? Learn to make one here.
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5. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer immediately before receiving your service, and after touching any common surfaces like curing lamps, countertops, doorknobs, toilets, tables, light switches, phones, faucets, sinks, and keyboards.
6. Use cashless payment options when possible. If not available, ensure that cash and cards are handled with care by employees either by changing gloves between each transaction or with use of hand sanitizer between clients.
7. Look for no-touch waste baskets at the cash registers and in the restrooms.

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