Legislative Updates

Connecticut COVID-19 Update: Permission to Practice June 17, 2020

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced Phase 2 of Reopen Connecticut (https://reopen.ct.gov/), allowing businesses offering personal services to resume operations June 17, 2020, including day spas, estheticians, waxing, massage therapy, nail technicians, and eyelash technicians. Establishments cannot exceed 50 percent capacity, services must be performed by appointment only, and waiting rooms must be closed. Any service that requires a client to remove a mask, including facials and beard trims, cannot be performed in Phase 2.

New York COVID-19 Update - Safety Guidelines

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.  

The reopening of businesses in New York State is happening on a regional basis, and our members’ businesses fall into different phases of reopening. Additional information and guidelines about each phase are below, but here is a brief overview:

Wyoming Business Interruption Stipend Program

Emergency rules were adopted by the Wyoming Business Council (WBC) to provide a regulatory framework to issue stipends to Wyoming businesses that experienced business interruptions and losses caused by mandated closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Business Interruption Stipend Program (https://s3.amazonaws.com/govhawk-registers/WY_20200602_17741.htm) became effective June 2, 2020, and the WBC is now accepting applications.

Eligible Applicants:

Maryland COVID-19 Update: Permission to Practice June 5, 2020

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that personal service establishments, including beauty salons, barbershops, massage therapy establishments, and establishments that provide esthetic services or nail technician services, may resume business operations as of 5:00 p.m. ET on June 5, 2020, per Executive Order 20-06-03-01 (https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Gatherings-EIGH...).

Michigan COVID-19 Update: Permission to Practice

On June 5, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order (EO) 2020-114 (https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/MIEOG/2020/06/05/file_attach...), allowing massage therapists, estheticians, hair salons, barbershops, and nail professionals to resume business operations. Zones 6 and 8 (Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula) will reopen June 10, 2020. The remainder of the state will reopen June 15, 2020. 

Louisiana COVID-19 Update: Permission to Practice June 5, 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards announced Louisiana’s Roadmap to Resilience will move to Phase 2 (https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/2521), allowing barber and beauty shops, nail salons, massage therapy establishments, spas, and esthetician services to resume business operations June 5, 2020, except for Orleans Parish (https://nola.gov/mayor/news/june-2020/orleans-

Delaware COVID-19 State Update: Permission to Practice June 15, 2020

Governor John Carney announced Phase 2 of Delaware’s Reopening (https://governor.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2020/06/Delawa...), permitting hair salons, barbershops, massage therapy services, nail salons, spas, facials, waxing services, brow services, and similar personal care services to resume business operations June 15, 2020.

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