Legislative Updates for Colorado

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) of Barber & Cosmetologist Licensing

1560 Broadway, #1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800 | Fax: 303-894-7693 | Website: dpo.colorado.gov/ | Email: dora_barber-cosmetology@state.co.us
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600

Colorado COVID-19 Update: Safer at Home Guidelines

On June 15, 2020, Governor Jared Polis released Safer at Home: New Guidelines (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U0vrv7GEOp_vGGkxlDqjJCJdRVmQxx8d/view), which, among other allowed activities, expands permitted personal care services. Facials, shaves, beard trimming, and lip waxing services are allowed effective June 18, 2020. Clients may remove their face coverings for these services.

Colorado COVID-19 State Update

There have been many changes in the massage therapy and cosmetology industries and communities in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), from executive orders affecting businesses, to distance learning modifying the student experience. ABMP, ASCP, AHP, and ANP have summarized below how COVID-19 has impacted the licensing regulations and laws in the state of Colorado, and we encourage you to look at the information regarding the economic assistance information outlined at the bottom of this email, which addresses financial aid, unemployment benefits, and other programs.

Colorado Draft Legislation Stakeholder Meeting

The Department of Higher Education and Division of Private Occupational Schools (DPOS) have drafted a bill that would authorize the Department to collect student cost and employment outcome information from higher education institutions not currently included in the Department's annual return on investment report. 

The bill draft was finalized January 27. They are having a stakeholder meeting on January 29, 2020. This is an opportunity for stakeholders to comment prior to the bill being filed. There will be opportunity to testify in hearings once it is filed. 

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