Illinois Personal Care Services Guidelines Amended

Personal Care Services Guidelines ( issued by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity were recently updated.

Face Masks

The guidelines now allow services to be performed without masks on the client, when appropriate, so long as the practitioner is wearing a mask and a face shield. Per the guidelines: 
“In Phase III, services for personal care should be limited to:

  • Services which can be performed while customer and employee are wearing a face covering over their nose and mouth. 
  • If services require customer to remove his or her mask, employee must wear both a face mask and eye protection (e.g., face shield, protective glasses)” 

This applies to services provided by hair salons; hair braiders; barbershops; nail salons; spas; massage therapy establishments; waxing centers; and schools of barber, cosmetology, esthetics, hair braiding, and nail technology. 

Time Restrictions

Initially, the guidelines included a 30-minute limit on massage and body treatment services (body wraps, scrubs, etc.) The updated guidelines ( have removed this time restriction.

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