Give Ohio stylist more time and more clear guidelines before heading back to work.

Give Ohio stylist more time and more clear guidelines before heading back to work.

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Evan Joseph started this petition to Governor Mike DeWine and

By now, many have heard that Governor DeWine has announced that salons throughout the state will be permitted to reopen beginning on 5/15. This decision was made following a report by a "committee" that was made up of salon owners, franchise owners, as well as some service providers. Unfortunately, the guidance provided by the committee is WOEFULLY lacking in any guidance to protect clients and stylists from potential infection with COVID-19.

For those who may have watched the Governor's news conference, the chair of this committee in her statement gave NOTHING SPECIFIC WHATSOEVER relating to capacity requirements, and protection recommendations other than to say that social distancing will still be required “except between the clients and the stylist”.

We believe this announcement is extremely premature and reckless. While we certainly hope for the health and safety of our colleagues who are being called back to work by their salon owners, we are simply unwilling to take chances with the health of our stylists and our clients.

We demand that our governmental leadership provide framework for, at the very least, antibody testing to all who request it. This will at least allow those who've already developed an immune response to the virus to make an informed decision about returning to work to provide personal services.

The decision to return to work should be a personal one, based on each stylist’s circumstances. As salon owners, we implore other salon owners to provide flexibility for those stylists unwilling to take such a significant risk if they are not yet comfortable in returning on May 15th.

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