Personal Care Services Guidelines (https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/businessguideli...) issued by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity were recently updated.
The guidelines now allow services to be performed without masks on the client, when appropriate, so long as the practitioner is wearing a mask and a face shield. Per the guidelines:
“In Phase III, services for personal care should be limited to:
- Services which can be performed while customer and employee are wearing a face covering over their nose and mouth.
- If services require customer to remove his or her mask, employee must wear both a face mask and eye protection (e.g., face shield, protective glasses)”
This applies to services provided by hair salons; hair braiders; barbershops; nail salons; spas; massage therapy establishments; waxing centers; and schools of barber, cosmetology, esthetics, hair braiding, and nail technology.
Initially, the guidelines included a 30-minute limit on massage and body treatment services (body wraps, scrubs, etc.) The updated guidelines (https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/businessguideli...) have removed this time restriction.
We appreciate your membership and will continue working on your behalf to update you as we learn more. Please check our COVID-19 page (https://www.abmp.com/updates/news/information-abmp-members-state-shutdow...) for updates. Be safe and be well.