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New Jersey COVID-19 Update—Permission to Practice June 22, 2020


RE: Information regarding your state'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 June 22, 2020

Per Executive Order No. 154 issued June 13, 2020, personal care businesses may resume business operations June 22, 2020, including beauty salons, barbershops, cosmetology salons, day spas (excluding saunas, steam rooms, and shared bathing facilities), medical spas, hair braiding shops, massage therapy establishments, and nail salons. 

The Division of Consumer Affairs issued DCA Administrative Order No. 2020-09, comprehensive standards for personal care businesses to follow. Among the comprehensive standards, services must be scheduled by appointment only, and stations must be spaced six feet apart, unless separated by physical barriers. Temperature checks and face coverings are required by employees and clients. A client may remove their face covering only if a service requires it; however, the service provider must wear a mask, face shield, and use either goggles or a table shield under such circumstances.

Visit the COVID-19 Information Hub for the most up-to-date information regarding coronavirus testing, available financial assistance, and health and safety precautions.

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. Please check our COVID-19 page for updates. Be safe and be well.

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