“Small and medium (especially non-chain) hair and nail salons have been very challenged during the COVID-19 pandemic as they are viewed as “non-essential” by state governments. Many have been forced to lay off or furlough key staff members, which may complicate reopening as states start to relax shelter-in-place and stay-at-home restrictions. With such restrictions beginning to lift, hair and nail salons are faced with difficult questions that must be addressed before reopening”
“The recommendations here are made by America’s workplace health and safety (OHS) experts, the industrial hygienists of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. For more than 80 years, AIHA has been helping industries around the world protect workers from short and long-term illness and injury on the job. “
This interim guidance is intended for organizers and staff responsiblehttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html
for planning mass gatherings or large community events in the
United States. A mass gathering is a planned or spontaneous event
with a large number of people in attendance that could strain the
planning and response resources of the community hosting the
event, such as a concert, festival, conference, or sporting event.
Guidance specific to schools and childcare settings, institutions of
higher education, and community- and faith-based organizations can
be found on CDC’s website focused on prevention COVID-19 spread
During an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current outbreak of COVID-19, small business
owners must prepare for disruption in their business as well as prepare to protect their employees’
health and safety in the workplace.
These steps are recommended to protect employees
and prepare your business for disruption.
For more tips and information see the CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
(https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html) and the OSHA
Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf)
The purpose of this tool is to assist businesses in the food service industry, such as restaurants and bars, in
making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to check with state and local
health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the
unique needs and circumstances of the local community.
When a novel virus with pandemic potential emerges,
nonpharmaceutical interventions, which will be called
community mitigation strategies in this document, often
are the most readily available interventions to help slow
transmission of the virus in communities. Community
mitigation is a set of actions that persons and communities
can take to help slow the spread of respiratory virus
infections. Community mitigation is especially important
before a vaccine or drug becomes widely available.
The following is a framework for actions which local and
state health departments can recommend in their
community to both prepare for and mitigate community
transmission of COVID-19 in the United States. Selection and
implementation of these actions should be guided by the
local characteristics of disease transmission, demographics,
and public health and healthcare system capacity.
“To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that
critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following
potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and
additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.”