AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ALL IN-SALON SERVICES ARE ENFORCING STRICT
HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICIES
VIRTUAL SERVICES AVAILABLE
Preventative Policies to Protect Health & Safety Against COVID-19
Clients, PLEASE READ:
• Do not enter the facility if you are not feeling well, are sick or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, including, but not limited to fever, cough, sore throat, loss of smell or taste and shortness of breath.
• Do not enter if you have experienced any of these symptoms in the two weeks leading up to your appointment.
• Do not enter if you have been around anyone exhibiting symptoms within the past two weeks, such as coworkers, friends or family members.
• Do not enter if you are living with anyone who is sick or quarantined.
• Upon arriving to the appointment clients must text to alert of arrival and remain in their car until they have been told that it is safe to approach the facility.
• Do not take any fever reducing medication prior to appointment
• A touchless infrared thermometer will be used to check the temperature of the employee and client before entering the salon. Any employee or client who has a temperature above 99.5°F will be sent home immediately and not allowed to return until they have no fever and no evidence of COVID-19 symptoms for a minimum of two weeks.
• Face coverings are mandatory during the service and are required to enter the building (except if 2 years of age or under or medically inadvisable).
• Do not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact.
• The washing of hands or the use of hand sanitizer is required of client upon arrival.
• Clients are not to bring guests. Exceptions may be made, for children for example, but client must give notice in advance for approval. If authorized, all guests must abide by the health and safety regulations.
• Maintain a minimum six-foot distance when applicable.
• Sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue or, if not available, into your elbow.
• All payments must be contactless and made through either Venmo, Paypal or Zelle.
• If you become ill or show any symptoms of COVID-19 within the two weeks after your appointment, please contact Ayla Davis immediately!
Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and sanitation is essential to the successful operation of my salon. Not only are visibly clean spaces more inviting to guests, but thoroughly sanitizing and disinfecting all areas can be critical to the health and safety of every person who walks through the door.
This information provides the policies and guidelines that have been implemented since the shutdown period to reduce the spread of communicable diseases as much as possible. Policies and guidelines are subject to change without notice.
A note about the terms used within this document: “cleaning,” “disinfecting” and “sanitizing” are sometimes used interchangeably, but their meanings are distinct. The definitions below are those used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are consistent with the way these terms are used in this document.
Cleaning removes germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.
Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection.
Cleaning materials and PPE available:
• Hand sanitizer
• EPA-registered disinfectant
• Disposable gloves
• Face masks
• Household bleach
• Isopropyl alcohol
• Barbacide wipes
• Disinfectant wipes
• Disinfectant spray
Salon Health & Safety Policies:
• Employee who is sick will be expected to stay home and not accept clients for a minimum of two weeks.
• Increase remote (online and telephone) services, purchasing, delivery, and curbside pickup options. Virtual appointments are available for select services and contactless pick-up for retail products can be arranged.
• Limit the amount of people in the facility.
• All services are by scheduled appointment. No walk-ins accepted.
• It is recommended that adult persons not being serviced wait outside, preferably in the car.
• All persons within the salon are required to wear a mask. This obtains to the stylist, client, guests and anyone otherwise.
• Handwashing with warm, soapy water, for a minimum of 20 seconds is required by employee before (during as needed) and after every client.
• Employee should frequently wash their hands after using the phone and computer. Wipe these surfaces between each use.
• Employee wears clean clothing daily.
• PPE such as gloves, gowns, drapes, linens and eye coverings must be changed between each client. The used items are to be cleaned and disinfected or discarded in a closed container.
• Place a clean towel over the face of client while at the shampoo bowl. Protect their mouth, nose and eyes. Minimize up-close, direct face-to-face contact with clients.
• Prevent people from self-serving any food or drink related items, such as candy, snacks, coffee, or any other shared containers.
• Adjust hours to provide adequate time between clients to clean, disinfect and stock supplies.
• Post signage to notify clients of the diligence in practicing proper infection control.
Salon Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sanitization Practices:
(in addition to the rules and regulations set forth by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology)
• Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting
• Disinfectants must be EPA-registered and labeled as bactericidal, viricidal and fungicidal.
No product is labeled for COVID-19 yet, but many have human coronavirus efficacy either on their label or available on their websites.
• Disinfection only works on a clean item, so cleaning before disinfecting is always the first step. Methods to clean include soap/water, chemical cleaners and wipes.
• Follow contact time for surfaces. Contact time listed on the label must be observed for disinfectants to work. The contact
time refers to how long the surface must stay visibly wet with the disinfectant to inactivate or destroy all the pathogens. Typical contact time for immersion/sprays is 10 minutes, for disinfectant wipes is 2-4 minutes.
• Disinfectant for immersion must be made fresh daily and replaced if it becomes
contaminated sooner. For example, hair/debris floating in solution or a cloudy solution.
• Disinfection is for hard, non-porous surfaces, typically things made of glass, metal and
plastic or referred to as synthetic materials. Clean and disinfect all hard, non-porous surfaces such as counters, tables, computer keyboard, phone, door handles, light switches, tools and equipment.
• Porous/soft surfaces cannot be disinfected but can be cleaned. This would include, but is not limited to items such as towels, chairs covered in a porous material and the hands/body. Regularly wipe down all soft surfaces with water and a clean towel.
• Launder all linens, towels, drapes, and smocks in hot soapy water and dry completely at the warmest temperature allowed and store in an airtight cabinet. Store all used/dirty linens in an airtight container.
• Each client is draped with a clean cape. Capes are laundered following the fabric recommendations between each client.
• Protective neck strips will be provided around the neck of each haircut client.
• Salon staff wear a clean smock for each client. Smocks should be laundered following the fabric recommendations between each client.
• Store all linens in closed, covered cabinets until used.
• Discard magazines and other non-essential items that cannot be disinfected.
• Clean and disinfect rugs, curtains, drapes, capes and other non-porous materials.
• Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces, including tables, doorknobs, light switches, counters, retail shelves, handles, desks, phone, keyboard, faucets, sinks, handles, hoses, spray nozzles, chairs, headrests, stools, rolling carts, station, drawers, product containers, storage containers, electrical implements used during services, etc.
• Clean and disinfect all restroom surfaces including floors, sinks and toilet bowls. Store paper products in a closed cabinet and provide antibacterial hand soap. Place trashcan by door.
• Safely store disinfected tools, equipment and materials in closed containers that have also been disinfected.
• Discontinue product sampling.
• Ensure that single-use porous items are new.
• Ensure that multi-use product containers have adequate single-use applicators available to safely remove product without contaminating remaining product.
As always, I agree to follow the regulations and guidelines stated above as well as any additional regulations that may be provided in the future by local, state and national authorities. I will continue the routine cleaning and disinfection procedures as directed by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Maintaining high sanitation standards is particularly important to me. It is critical for both reducing the spread of communicable diseases and ensuring peace of mind for my guests.
Read these policies thoroughly as by scheduling and attending your appointment you agree to abide by these standards and practices. You accept any risks by receiving a service and may not hold Ayla Davis liable.
I appreciate your assistance and understanding.
Be safe! Stay healthy!