Ohio COVID-19 State Update—Permission to Practice May 15, 2020

There have been many changes in the massage therapy, esthetics, and cosmetology professions and communities in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), from state orders closing businesses, to reopening phases modifying practice procedures. Below is information regarding your back-to-practice date and safety guidelines to minimize risk of exposure to and spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Permission to Practice—May 15, 2020
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the next phase of the Responsible Restart Ohio plan as it relates to personal care services. Massage therapy establishments, hair salons, barbershops, day spas, and nail salons may reopen May 15, 2020. Sector-specific operating requirements were developed by the state and must be followed by all businesses planning to reopen.

Ohio Massage Therapy Guidelines 

Ohio Hair Salons, Day Spas, Nail Salons, and Barbershops Guidelines

Additional Safety Resources
ABMP, ASCP, AHP, and ANP understand there is a fine line between getting back to work and earning an income and protecting the safety of you and your clients. As you consider returning to work, please review our comprehensive series of back-to-practice guidelines to help reduce risk and keep you and your clients safe.

Massage practitioners: ABMP Back-to-Practice Guidelines 

Estheticians: ASCP Back-to-Practice Guidelines 

Cosmetologists: AHP Back-to-Practice Guidelines

We appreciate your membership and will continue working on your behalf to update you as we learn more. Be safe and be well.


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