COVID-19 in our Business
With the threat of COVID-19 around the globe and coming into our lives on a daily basis (as well as cases still on the rise) we, at Fabio Scalia Salons, want to ensure your safety. Take a minute to learn about how COVID-19 spreads. Then, learn about how you can potentially slow the spread. We are striving for a perfectly clean and healthy place for you to relax and enjoy your appointment. Our atmosphere has changed a little bit over the past year, but we promise that it is your safety that we have in mind.
At Fabio Scalia Salons, We Put Safety First
At our two Fabio Scalia salons, located in SoHo and Brooklyn Heights, we have implemented many safety precautions in order to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19. In order to protect the health of our staff and clients, all team members are routinely tested every two weeks and must produce a negative test result in order to serve our clients. The following is a list of strict guidelines put in place by Fabio Scalia Salons that you must adhere to before coming to your appointment.
- Your temperature will be taken upon entering the salon. If you have a fever, you will be asked to reschedule your appointment.
- The salons will have a sanitizing station upon arrival and sanitizers will be located throughout the salon. Gloves are provided if you request them.
- All clients and staff must wear a mask inside salons during appointments. We will be unable to provide any services if a mask or face covering is not worn.
- Our salons will be operating at 50% capacity – only necessary staff members and clients will be permitted in the salons. Because of these space restrictions, there will be no waiting area inside the salons and you will not be permitted to be accompanied by family members or friends for appointments.
- Every single tool and station will be sanitized and disinfected before and after every appointment.
- For the safety of our clients, we have set up plexiglass dividers between each hair washing station.
- Clients must practice CDC-recommended social distancing guidelines – stay 6 feet apart from each other clients. Each salon will have clear markers displayed to help you.
- Our salons will not be providing our usual amenities – menu items and magazines will not be available. Outside food and drink will not be permitted inside the salon space. We will provide bottled water upon client request.
We want to ensure your safety as well as the safety of our staff during these difficult and scary times. In order to do this, we ask that you respect the rules implemented to control the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions, please feel free to give Fabio Scalia Salons a call – we can address any concerns or problems you have with the list above.
How Does COVID-19 Spread?
Cases of COVID-19 are booming in every state. So, how does it spread? Person-to-person transmission is the easiest and quickest way that COVID-19 spreads. There are many ways that this can happen:
- Aerosol Droplets: If someone who is infected sneezes, coughs, and even talks, droplets or tiny particles called aerosols carry the virus into the air from their mouth or nose. People within 6 feet can easily breathe these in.
- Airborne Transmission: Some research shows that COVID-19 can live in the air for roughly 3 hours. If someone who has it breathes out and you inhale that air, it can get into your lungs.
- Surface Transmission: COVID-19 can also be spread via touching a surface that an infected person touched. This is especially true if you touch your mouth or nose after touching an infected surface. The virus can live on surfaces such as stainless steel and plastic for up to 2-3 days. Stopping the spread not only includes cleaning your surfaces, but sanitizing and disinfecting them as well.
If you have symptoms, the virus will spread easier. However, it is possible to spread it without showing any signs or symptoms. Many people have been unknowingly exposed and continue to spread COVID-19 – which is called an asymptomatic spread. You can also spread it without knowing of any infection signs, which is known as a presymptomatic spread. Take time to learn about the precautions that we are taking and the precautions you should take before coming to your Fabio Scalia Salon appointment.