First of all I’d like to thank all of the Studio 229 clients for their unwavering support. So many of you have reached out and offered to pay for services not rendered or to just give me money. I have been so deeply touched by all your generosity. I cannot express adequately how much you all mean to me. Secondly, I wanted to share some important information regarding when we may be back in business and what that may look like.
CDC and OSHA
The center for disease control (CDC) in conjunction with the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) has published a guide on preparing the workplace in the face of Covid-19. The guide first places different occupations in a “risk pyramid” based on the degree of exposure. There are four different risk; very high, high, medium and lower.
Hair salons are considered medium risk by this definition,
“Medium exposure risk jobs include those that require
frequent and/or close contact with (i.e., within 6 feet of)
people who may be infected with SARS-CoV-2, but who are
not known or suspected COVID-19 patients. In areas without
ongoing community transmission, workers in this risk group
may have frequent contact with travelers who may return
from international locations with widespread COVID-19
transmission. In areas where there is ongoing community
transmission, workers in this category may have contact with
the general public (e.g., schools, high-population-density work
environments, some high-volume retail settings)”.
What to do
Hair salons follow basic OSHA standards of cleanliness. Although this guide suggest a host of new things to be implemented, Studio 229 already seems to have been following these practices. Partly because we are a small establishment and partly because I am OCD. However, there will be some changes when we are allowed to start doing your hair again.
For example, we won’t be able to squeeze anyone in due to strict anti-viral cleaning between each client. There will be a limit on how many people will be allowed in the salon at a time. We know that you need your hair done. Trust that we want to do it as soon as possible. We will work as extra hard to get you in when we are allowed to. We have to keep you safe.
Being that we are considered medium risk we realize that we won’t be first back to work. We have no idea when we will be allowed back. We are staying positive, realizing that the curve is headed downward.
If you are interested in reading this full pdf you can find it here https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
If you are interested in booking an appointment online you can do so in the link here https://studio229.com/book-now/
However, as far as I know May 5 is the first date we are allowed to take appointments. I suspect Inslee is going to extend that date to mid May or even the first of June.
Love and Peace to you All
DeAnna, Darcie and Sabrina