Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced today that hair salons and tanning studios will be allowed to reopen this Friday.
He said while there is a best policies manual that businesses should consult, some of the guidelines include:
- One customer per stylist unless an individual is waiting for service
- 6 feet of distance between operating stations and while waiting for an appointment
- An appointment system
Abbott said face masks are strongly recommended for both customers and for stylists, though he did not make it a requirement of businesses.
He went on to say that one of the biggest apprehensions in reopening has been the close proximity required in operations.
Abbott said the “only safe way” to prevent the spread of Covid-19 would be for both the customer and stylist to wear a face mask.