Atmospheric Changes 

 

Reduced Capacity

  • We have Extended our appointment hours, to reduce client congestion, and increase opportunities to clean and disinfect areas between clients. This reduces the social atmosphere. However we feel it’s a small sacrifice for the wellbeing of everyone entering the space.

  • Staggered appointment types, applied 6’ distance in between “rest stops” in salon or a physical barrier where not attainable. 

  • Increased access and awareness on good hygiene practices.

 

Daily Cleaning

  • Cleaning tabletops and surfaces using soap and water, then disinfectant.

  • Cleaning with soap and water reduces number of germs, dirt and impurities on the surface. Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces.

  • Practice routine cleaning of frequently High touch surfaces include:

    • Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.

 

Disinfecting Protocol as per CDC guidelines below

  • Recommended use of EPA-registered household disinfectant

  • Follow the instructions on the label to ensure safe and effective use of the product.

  • Many products recommend:

    • Keeping surface wet for a period of time (see product label).

    • Precautions such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.

  • Diluted household bleach solutions may also be used if appropriate for the surface.

    • Check the label to see if your bleach is intended for disinfection, and ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Some bleaches, such as those designed for safe use on colored clothing or for whitening may not be suitable for disinfection.

    • Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

    • Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser.

    • Leave solution on the surface for at least 1 minute.

    • To make a bleach solution, mix:

    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water

    • OR

    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

  • Bleach solutions will be effective for disinfection up to 24 hours.

  • Alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol may also be used.

 

Soft surfaces

For soft surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes

  • Clean the surface using soap and water or with cleaners appropriate for use on these surfaces.

  • Launder items (if possible) according to the manufacturer’s instructions.Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.
    OR

  • Disinfect with an EPA-registered household disinfectant. 

 

Electronics

For electronics, such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and ATM machines

  • Follow manufacturer’s instruction for cleaning and dinfecting.

    • If no guidance, use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol. Dry surface thoroughly.

 

Laundry

For towels, linens and other items

  • Launder items according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.

  • Wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry from a person who is sick.

  • Dirty laundry from a person who is sick can be washed with other people’s items.

  • Do not shake dirty laundry.

  • Clean and disinfect clothes hampers according to guidance above for surfaces.

  • Remove gloves, and wash hands right away.How to Protect Yourself & Others

 

Virus awareness Actions

  • Operators will use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment 

Know how it spreads

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.

    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Washing hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.

  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.

    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.

  • Do NOT use a face mask meant for a healthcare worker.

  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

  • Throw used tissues in the trash.

  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.