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  • Executive Order 20-120 reopening of barbershop, hair salons and nail salons.

    Governor Ron DeSantis has issued Executive Order 20-120 reopening barbershops, hair salons and nail salons. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on May 11, 2020.
    Barbershops, cosmetology salons, and cosmetology specialty salons that adopt appropriate social distancing and precautionary measures as outlined by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at the following link: www.myfloridalicense.com/emergency.

    • A copy of Executive Order 20-120 is provided below. A PDF copy is available HERE.
    • Guidance for barbershops, hair salons and nail salons can be found HERE.
    • Answers to frequently asked questions relating to Executive Order 20-120 can be found HERE.

    Which professions does Executive Order 20-120 allow to reopen and provide services?
    Holders of the following state-issued barber or cosmetology licenses may provide services at establishments that adopt appropriate social distancing and precautionary measures directed in Executive Order 20-120: Barber; Restricted Barber; Cosmetologist; Nail Specialist; Facial Specialist; Full Specialist; Hair Braider; Hair Wrapper; and Body Wrapper. These license holders are permitted to perform the barbering or cosmetology services as authorized by their respective license or registration.
    The following restrictions are mandatory for barbershops, cosmetology salons, and cosmetology specialty salons:

    • All customers will be by appointment only.
    • Allow at least 15 minutes between the conclusion of an appointment and the beginning of the next appointment for proper disinfecting practices.
    • No group appointments are permitted.
    • Masks must be worn by all employees while performing personal services.

    Barbershops, cosmetology salons, and cosmetology specialty salons are encouraged to adhere to the following guidance:

    • Thoroughly clean and disinfect prior to reopening. Make sure to disinfect all surfaces, tools and linens, even if they were cleaned before you originally closed. This type of cleaning should continue between each day of operation.
    • Consider providing unworn masks to clients for use during their appointment.
    • Remove all unnecessary, frequently touched items like magazines, newspapers, service menus and any other unnecessary paper products and décor from customer service areas.
    For more information about hours, occupancy, appointments, safety and sanitation, CLICK HERE.

    Still have questions? Our partners at the Florida Chamber have put together this useful Q&A portal where you can ask questions unique to your business. Click here to access the Florida Chamber's Q&A Resource.
    A Guide to Business Recovery: 
    In addition to advocating on behalf of our community at all levels of government and providing accurate, official information as we all navigate the transition to recovery, your Chamber is also focused on developing resources to help local businesses prepare and execute re-opening strategies. To help guide you we have created a Business Recovery Resources Page which will be updated regularly as we receive new information.