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CDC Report: Face Covering Policies in Salons Work

A recent CDC report published on July 14 reinforces what the salon industry has been championing: that when salon professionals and their guests wear masks inside the salon and other licensed salon sanitation protocols are followed, risk of spread of the coronavirus is mitigated.

The CDC research and report is very positive for the salon industry and adds validation to salons staying open and serving guests, and ISBN has just launched an advocacy campaign to help get salons reopened in California that delivers the report directly to California Governor Newsom and state legislators . ISBN urges members to share the campaign link with anyone they may know or work with in California, and to watch your email inbox for more calls to action.

Specifically the report summarizes that “among 139 clients exposed to two symptomatic hair stylists with confirmed COVID-19 while both the stylists and the clients wore face masks, no symptomatic secondary cases were reported.” Among 67 clients tested for SARS-CoV-2, all test results were negative. Adherence to the community’s and company’s face-covering policy likely mitigated spread of SARS-CoV-2.”

Read the report here. ISBN encourages members to share or recap the summary for your team and guests, and to add the link to any messages urging state and local government leaders to keep salons open when considering possible future business restrictions or capacity adjustments.

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