Ch 4 (WIVB-TV) broadcast that Erie County will assist local licensed barbershops and hair salons comply with the rules of Phase Two of reopening, county officials announced. The county will provide face shields for stylists’ and barbers’ use.  It is a requirement that both face shields and face masks are worn while working on customers’ hair.

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To get the PPE, barbershops, and salons must submit their request here.

The request must include:
• Proof of NYS Appearance Enhancement Operator or Barber Operator license

• Names of employees for each face shield requested (1 per person)

Owners are encouraged to apply for their entire staff.

Individual barbers and stylists whose PPE isn't available through their employer can also submit a request with their proof of residency.

During a Monday press conference, Erie County officials clarified that it’s mandatory for operating stylists and barbers to get a COVID-19 test every two weeks under NYS guidelines.

Well, I guess this means I can finally get a haircut and stop wearing my bike helmet everywhere I go.