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Idaho COVID-19 State Update—Permission to Practice May 16, 2020


RE: Information regarding Idaho's back-to-practice permission date and safety guidelines to minimize risk of exposure to and spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Permission to Practice—May 16, 2020

Close contact services are permitted to reopen May 16, 2020, during Stage 2 of Idaho Rebounds. This includes waxing salons, massage therapy establishments, barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, and cosmetic services. The state of Idaho recommends businesses use the following close contact services protocols as guidance for their plans to reopen in Stage 2.

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.

We also have helpful forms and printouts available on our website, 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. Be safe and be well.

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