TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - With salons and barbershops reopened to the public, it’s important to make sure CDC guidelines are followed to keep down the spread of the coronavirus.
Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton said this includes notifying the state if shops and salons are not putting the public’s safety first and enforcing CDC guidelines.
He recommends customers contact the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology.
Staff at salons and barbershops are asked to wear gloves and masks while working.
The Board of Cosmetology also requires stylists to sanitize equipment before opening for the day.
As a customer, if you do not see these precautions being taken, the mayor advises you do not stay for services.
“It looks like it’s too crowded or people aren’t social distancing, you can turn around and leave.”
He said finding a place where you feel safe is the best option.
“If you don’t like the way that business is doing things, you can choose a new beautician or barbershop to do business with,” he said.
The Board also asks only one person per stylist is allowed in at one time.