NJ State Guidance for Barber Shops, Salons, and More, Reopening June 22

Date: June 17, 2020

Many personal care services will be allowed to reopen on Monday June 22. Below is information on what businesses are included in that definition, and links to the appropriate guidance your business must follow depending on the type of business you have. It comes from the state website you can view by clicking here.

On Monday, June 22, personal care services will resume in New Jersey, including:

  • Beauty salons;
  • Barber shops;
  • Cosmetology shops
  • Spas, including day spas and medical spas – but not saunas, steam rooms, or shared bathing facilities;
  • Electrology facilities;
  • Hair braiding shops;
  • Massage parlors;
  • Nail salons;
  • Tanning salons; and
  • Tattoo parlors.

Businesses licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling and the New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy must follow the comprehensive health and safety standards issued by the Division of Consumer Affairs, including:

  • Limiting services to appointment-only;
  • Performing prescreening and temperature checks of clients and staff prior to entering the facility;
  • Ensuring staff-client pairs remain at least six feet apart unless separated by physical barriers;
  • Requiring use of personal protective equipment, and requiring clients to wear face coverings at all times, regardless of the service they are receiving, unless face down on a massage table or where doing so would inhibit an individual’s health;
  • Adopting enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices; and
  • Staying informed about new developments and guidance related to COVID-19.

Tattoo parlors and tanning salons must follow health and safety standards issued by the Department of Health, including:

  • Requiring appointments;
  • Performing prescreening and temperature checks of clients and staff prior to entering the facility
  • Recommending clients wait in cars or away from facility if the waiting area cannot accommodate social distancing;
  • Requiring face coverings; and
  • Adopting appropriate infection control, disinfection, and sanitization practices.

Detailed standards are described in Section B of the Division of Consumer Affairs’ Administrative Order No. 2020-09 and in paragraphs 1, 2, and 3 of the Department of Health’s Executive Directive No. 20-015.

Source: Executive Order No. 154DCA Administrative Order No. 2020-09DOH Executive Directive No. 20-015

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