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Ventura County announces guidelines for barbershops to reopen

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - Ventura County has released updated guidelines for barbershops and hair salons as California begins transitioning into Stage 3 of the state's reopening plan.

Ventura County is among the 47 counties across the state that were given county variance to move forward with some reopenings. On Tuesday, those counties were granted permission to allow barbershops and hair salons to reopen as long as they meet certain strict health requirements and submit the proper paperwork.

“Our community has worked so hard to social distance and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our County. As we continue to reopen, we must do so with caution. We must continue to practice social distancing and businesses must make modifications needed to lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure. This will help keep our numbers low so we can continue to move forward,” said Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin.

Hair salons and barbershops that reopen may only provide services that allow for both the stylist and customer to wear face coverings for the entirety of the service. This requirement is in line with guidelines issued by the state earlier Tuesdya.

Services like eyebrow waxing and threading, facials and eyelash services are still not allowed due to contact with a customer's face. Nail salons are also excluded from this order.

Applicable businesses need to review the new guidelines and complete a risk assessment.

Businesses must also complete a written COVID-19 Prevention Plan that must be posted at the business.

Business owners must also complete the attestation form, which can be found here.

A complete list of requirements can be found on the County's website.

The State has also laid out guidelines which require businesses to increase cleaning and sanitizing at the business location, reduce occupancy and encourage physical distancing.

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