Barber shop Covid-19 policies are as follow:
- Facemasks are optional for customers.
- I (Rex) will continue to wear a facemask when I am in the shop; however, Nik will only do so if requested.
- If we find ourselves feeling ill, we will take a home Covid test. If the test result is negative for Covid-19, we may or may not come to work depending on how we feel and will deal with the matter as we would have before the pandemic. If the test is positive, we will follow CDC guidelines in regard to returning to work.
We ask that customers who are feeling ill administer a home Covid-19 test. If a home Covid-19 test is not an option, then we ask that they have their doctor test them or simply assume they have Covid and quarantine according to CDC guidelines. Occasionally, someone will come to the barber shop not feeling well, and they will say something like, “Yeah, I’ve got a cold I’ve been dealing with.” When asked if they checked for Covid-19, they of course report that, no, they have not been tested either at home or at their doctor’s office. Folks, Covid-19 can present symptoms which are the same as the common cold or no symptoms at all, so please get checked if you are ill before going out in public.
Also, please do not cough or sneeze in the barber shop if you are not wearing a mask. Yes, people still do this. I know it’s hard to believe for those of us who have common sense and are willing to take other people’s well-being into account , but it is indeed true.