July 30th, 2021
Six...Six glorious weeks of mostly mask free doing of your hairs! What a pleasure to see all of you for the first time in over a year, and some for the very first time. I was wondering today why one of my guests looked different and she pointed out that she wasn’t
wearing a mask! Guests I have met only in the pandemic have accused me of growing my 7 year beard over COVID. “Nope, you’ve just never seen the lower half of my face.” I remind them. Yes the ability to breath freely. Glasses not fogging up. Mask ear loops not getting in the way of cutting and coloring...Ahhh yes, those were the days, this last six glorious weeks. And now we have DELTA...the less fun form of COVID-19
As many of you know the DELTA variant of COVID-19 is extremely contagious. The CDC is comparing it to the transmissibility of chicken pox. While earlier forms of COVID did not have many breakthrough cases DELTA seems very good at infecting vaccinated people. For more on this from The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/07/delta-transmission-vaccines/619615/vaccines/619615/ As most of you are aware, if you are vaccinated you will most likely not end up in the hospital or dead from it. However many of you are like me and are close to someone that is not vaccinated (child perhaps) or you live with or are close to an older relative or someone that is immunocompromised. For me those people are my mother, my mother in law, my sister in law...and many of my clients.
All of this is to say as per CDC guidance we are back to wearing masks (ear hoop style, non adjustable) at Jason’Salon. Remember we are not only protecting ourselves we are also protecting each other. We are also asking that you wait outside until your provider is ready for you. We will be extending the down time between clients in order to minimize the over lapping of air! I continue to use a HEPA air filter with a UV light at my station as well as a fan. Weather permitting I keep the windows cracked. We also benefit from Jason’Salon being an older and slightly drafty building. I will not be sending out COVID symptom questionnaires the day before your appointment as I did in the past. However if you are running a fever, are short of breath, have a cough or you couldn’t smell or taste your breakfast let’s reschedule.
Over the past Six weeks I have been very stringent in regards to asking to see peoples vaccination cards before performing services maskless, even those I was positive were vaccinated, as we had spoken of our vaccination adventures over the last six months. 99% percent of you were not only vaccinated but were thrilled to show me your cards! THANK YOU, Thank you for showing me your cards and thank you for getting vaccinated.