Permission to Practice June 1, 2020
On May 29, 2020, Governor Philip B. Scott amended Executive Order 01-20 (https://governor.vermont.gov/sites/scott/files/documents/ADDENDUM%2016%20TO%20EXECUTIVE%20ORDER%2001-20.pdf), moving more businesses into Phase 2 of Restart Vermont. Businesses, including massage therapy establishments, spas, and nail salons, may resume operations in a limited, incremental, and phased capacity June 1, 2020.
The state developed mandatory health and safety requirements (https://accd.vermont.gov/news/update-new-work-safe-additions-be-smart-stay-safe-order) that all businesses must follow, in addition to industry-specific guidelines for Phase 2 close contact business (https://accd.vermont.gov/news/update-new-work-safe-additions-be-smart-stay-safe-order#close-contact-business-stage-2). Guidelines for Phase 1 close contact businesses, including salons and barbershops, can be found here (https://accd.vermont.gov/news/update-new-work-safe-additions-be-smart-stay-safe-order#close-contact-business-stage-1).
NOTE: With some states giving authority to local governments regarding work authorization, your liability insurance is only valid if you comply with whichever regulations are the most restrictive—state or local. If you are not authorized to work per state or regional orders, and you are working, you are not in compliance with your state or local regulations and therefore your insurance would not be valid.
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, we urge you to make government permission to work only one element of your decision about whether and when to reopen. 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 (https://www.abmp.com/back-to-practice/summary)
- Estheticians: ASCP Back-to-Practice Guidelines (www.ascpskincare.com/back-to-practice/summary)
- Cosmetologists: AHP Back-to-Practice Guidelines (www.associatedhairprofessionals.com/back-to-practice/summary)
- Nail professionals: ANP Back-to-Practice Guidelines (https://www.nailprofessional.com/back-to-practice/summary)
We also have helpful forms and printouts available on our website, (https://www.abmp.com/back-to-practice/forms-printouts) including office policies, screening questionnaires, and posters to remind clients about social distancing and handwashing.
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-shutdown-orders#Vermont) for updates. Be safe and be well.