March 11: In an updated Executive Order, Governor Lee gave municipalities the power to extend the requirement to wear a mask until April 28, 2021. The order reads, among other things, as follows: “County mayors of the 89 counties that do not have a locally managed health department have the authority to issue orders or measures that require or recommend the wearing of face coverings in their jurisdiction.” publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee77.pdf Nov. 18: Governor Reeves issued Executive Order 1530 requiring individuals to wear a face covering when they feel they have the impression of being covered. Located indoors that are open to the public, or otherwise, it is possible to maintain six feet of social distancing. This order is valid until the 11th. December 2020 and applies to the following counties: Benton, Carroll, Covington, DeSoto, Forrest, Harrison, Hinds, Humphreys, Itawamba, Jackson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Leflore, Lee, Madison, Marshall, Montgomery, Pontotoc, Rankin, Tate and Yalobusha. Services where it is not possible or feasible to wear a face covering are exempt from this order. msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/9924.pdf April 3: Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signs the 2020-18 executive order on March 30, 2020. The “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” prescription will begin from March 31, 2020 to April 30, 2020. Businesses and facilities that remain open must have rules and procedures in place that facilitate physical distancing and distancing of people by at least six feet. Non-essential businesses can continue to perform activities that do not require personal on-site transactions. azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/eo_2020-18_stay_home_stay_healthy_stay_connected_1.0.pdf March 27: Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed the 2020-17 executive order on March 26, 2020. The Ordinance states: “A state agency or agency that licenses natural or legal persons as specified herein shall: (a) license renewal requirements with an expiry date of March 1, 2020 and March 1, 2020.
September 2020 is postponed by six months from the expiry date, unless these requirements can be met online; (b) postpone the completion of the training requirements by six months, unless those requirements can be met online or are not feasible due to the nature of the licence; (c) suspend any rule that prevents or limits the number of hours of online learning or replacement authorized to issue or renew a licence; (d) undertake any attempt to conduct electronic or remote format tests for approval, to the extent possible; Any fees that must be charged by the agency or the Council of State may be waived. This ordinance applies to the following councils: the Barbers` Council, the Cosmetology Council and the Massage Therapy Council. PDF-Download 4. June: The Department of Health issued regulations to establish baseline criteria for safe activities by and at businesses that provide personal services, including hairdressers, hairdressers, cosmetologists, manicures, cosmetologists, beauticians, beauticians, massage therapists, and instructors in Rhode Island during the COVID-19 state of emergency. The rules will come into force on June 1, 2020 and will remain in effect until September 5, 2020, unless they are extended. Read the rules adopted, starting with the general guidelines on page 3 of the linked document. Personal services are dealt with specifically on page 11. s3.amazonaws.com/govhawk-registers/RI_20200603_216-RICR-50-15-7_final_fulltext.pdf 24. March: To keep its licensees ready and available to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is taking the following steps: Waive training requirements for all licenses that expire in March, April, and May 2020.
Licensees will continue to submit their renewal applications, pay the required fees and have their criminal records checked, but they do not need to meet the training requirements required during this licence cycle. The Texas Department of Licensing reminds other practitioners that they must continue to comply with hygiene requirements. Anyone seeking advice on the continued provision of services should contact their local health services or the district judges who have the authority to make this decision. www.tdlr.texas.gov/covid19.htm 7. July: Updated guidelines have been published for personal care services. It is now necessary to disinfect high-contact surfaces after each use and close areas where a sick person stayed 24 hours before cleaning. www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/LARA_COVID-19_Personal_Care_Services_Guide_Final_07-03-2020_695633_7.pdf March 30: Effective today and by April 17, 2020, the following, unless revoked or renewed by the Wyoming Department of Healthy before April 17, 2020, will be closed to the public to stop the spread of COVID-19: nail salons, hair salons and hair salons; cosmetics, electrology and aesthetic services; Massage establishments (excluding massages for medical purposes). drive.google.com/file/d/1Z5qrWKleQRYCwdGdOu5RZxFoxKEobDuc/view May 6: May 29. In April 2020, Governor Burgum announced in Executive Order in Council 2020-6.4 that personal care services provided by beauticians, beauticians, manicures, hairdressers and massage therapists will be able to resume practice on May 1, 2020. However, they strictly adopt and follow the personal services guidelines found here: ndresponse.gov/covid-19-resources/covid-19-business-and-employer-resources/nd-smart-restart/nd-smart-restart-protocols/personal-services November 12: The Phase III personal services guidelines were updated on November 6, 2020. Barbers, hairdressers, beauticians, manicurists, beauticians and masseuses must follow the instructions of the linked document.
An N95 mask is now required, as well as a face shield for services that require mask removal. These services are not recommended at this time. reopeningri.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Phase-III-guidelines-for-personal-services.pdf June 9: Governor Baker provided updates for Massachusetts` reopening: Tight personal services including massage therapy and nail salons are expected to open in Phase 2. The guidelines have not yet been published. www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-massachusetts March 27: The Oklahoma State Council of Cosmetology and Barber voted on Thursday, March 26, 2020 to pass an emergency rule that increases the distance learning allowance from 10% to 30% per course (theoretical training only). Once the governor signs the rule to make it official, letters are sent to those who have already requested it. Schools can request a letter of approval from the board by emailing the agency`s principal, Sherry Lewelling, in Sherry.Lewelling@cosmo.ok.gov. Various beauty services — including hair salons, salons and tanning beds — have been given the green light by Gov. Greg Abbott to reopen Friday with new rules set by the governor`s task force.
May 14: Governor Lamont announced that Connecticut would follow CDC guidelines and end the requirement to wear a mask for most indoor spaces for those who are fully vaccinated as of May 19, 2021. www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/coronavirus/gov-lamont-to-give-covid-briefing-at-4-p-m/2487170/ March 25: While most of West Virginia`s surrounding states order non-essential businesses to close or host residents on-site, Gov. Jim Justice said Monday that he will order residents to stay home and close non-essential businesses starting tonight due to the coronavirus. “If your business or surgery is not material, you will be temporarily closed,” Justice said. Click on the link to see what counts as essential services – it seems that cosmetology and massage therapy services are not. www.theintelligencer.net/news/top-headlines/2020/03/gov-justice-orders-shutdown-of-non-essential-w-va-businesses/ July 27: On July 10, 2020, Governor Reeves announced additional social distancing measures for 13 counties identified as “hot spots.” Individuals must wear a mask when attending public gatherings or in a shopping environment, and social gatherings are limited to 10 indoors and 20 outdoors in the following counties: Claiborne, Desoto, Grenada, Harrison, Hinds, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Quitman, Rankin, Sunflower, Washington and Wayne counties. mailchi.mp/585c535a47d3/governor-reeves-issuesadditional-social-distancing-measures-for-13-counties-to-protect-public-health?e=af2ac1b3c1 The Governor`s Task Force advises stores to check the temperature and symptoms of all workers and customers at the door. Guests should wash their hands when entering. Stores should have a washing station, offer disposable towels and have a contactless trash can. May 13: In a press release dated May 7, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the next phase of the Responsible RestartOhio plan for restaurants, bars, and personal care services.
Massage therapy is included in the next phase of the Responsible RestartOhio plan and massage therapy facilities can reopen on May 15, 2020. Practitioners must follow the sector-specific operational requirements developed by the state and can be found here: coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/State-Med-Board-Massage-Acupuncture-Cosmetic-Therapy.pdf. coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/responsible-restart-ohio/ March 25: All “non-vital” stores in Kentucky will be closed to personal sex until 8:00 p.m. .m .m. .