Friday, May 8, 2020

Salons & Gyms Reopen Monday w/Restrictions


Governor Tate Reeves is holding is daily briefing on the Covid-19 virus. It is streamed below.



* Governor Reeves begged people to take the pandemic. He said "another disaster unfolding." He pointed out American has reached its highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression. Over 200,000 Mississippians filed for unemployment benefits.

* He said the cost of another depression is higher than the cost of broad orders.

* Some areas of the state will require more strict measures. However, he said some people "want us to do surgery with a sledgehammer."

* Governor Reeves extended the safer at home order for another two weeks.

* State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said 3 of the 13 deaths reported today were from previous death certificates.  The hospitalization rate has been "on the decline."  ICU beds and vents are at their lowest level in a month. 

* Governor Reeves issued the following Executive Order for gyms and salons.

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced the next stage for Mississippi to continue safely reopening the state's economy while protecting public health.

In a new executive order, Governor Reeves extends his Safer At Home Order for another two weeks until 8:00 AM on Monday, May 25 in an effort to continue flattening the curve while allowing Mississippians to get back to work safely. Consulting with our state health officials, the Governor also lays out strict social distancing guidelines and sanitation protocols for salons, barbershops, and gyms to begin reopening now to restore the livelihoods of the small businesses owners and their employees.

"The human cost of another Great Depression is higher than the benefit of broad orders. As we work to re-open our economy, that is not a signal that the threat of the virus is gone. It is a shift in strategy because months of making it illegal for small businesses to operate is not sustainable. To the people of Mississippi: I am asking you—begging you—to exercise your personal responsibility," said Governor Tate Reeves.

In this latest executive order, the Governor lays out strict social distancing guidelines to begin the process of slowly and safely reopening salons, barbershops, and gyms, including:

SALONS & BARBERSHOPS:

For businesses:

Before they can reopen, the entire salon or barbershop must be deep-cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized top to bottom. After opening, salons and barbershops must be deep-cleaned daily.
All salons and barbershops are expected to take every step necessary to implement the regulations, orders, and guidance from the Mississippi State Department of Health and CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Hand sanitizer must be placed at all entrances.
Minimizing person-to-person contact through technology, like mobile or online reservations and contact-less payment, is encouraged.
Salons and barbershops must post signage at each entrance stating no customer with a fever or COVID-19 symptoms are allowed in.
Chairs are to be rearranged to ensure at least 6 feet between each customer and be sanitized after each use by a customer.
Only one customer per employee is allowed in the salon or barbershop at any given time.

For employees:

All employees will be screened daily at the beginning of their shifts, including asking whether they have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and have they had a fever in the last 48 hours.
Face coverings must be provided to all employees who come in direct contact with customers. Employees are required to wear that face covering throughout their shift and clean or replace daily.
Employees must also wear disposable gloves and change them between customers, as well as wash their hands between every customer.
All employees must be provided training on how to limit the spread of COVID-19.

For customers:

All waiting areas are to remain closed. Customers must wait in their vehicles until their appointment time and they are called for screening before entering.
Customers must sanitize their hands when entering and exiting.
Customers will be screened upon entry, including asking whether they have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19.
Customers must wear a face covering, such as a cloth mask, while inside at all times, unless they're receiving a service that would be impeded by the covering.
Each customer must be draped with a clean cape, which are to be laundered after each use. A protective neck strip should also be placed around the neck of each customer getting a haircut.

GYMS:

For businesses:

Before they can reopen, the entire gym must be deep-cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized top to bottom. After opening, gyms must be deep-cleaned daily.
All gyms are expected to take every step necessary to implement the regulations, orders, and guidance from the Mississippi State Department of Health and CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Gyms must close to the public by 10:00 PM each day.
In addition to other gym staff, there must be at least one employee onsite during hours of operation dedicated to wiping down equipment after each use.
All high-touch areas must be sanitized at least once every two hours.
Exercise machines and equipment must be rearranged and.or deactivated to ensure at least 6 feet between customers.
Gyms must post signage at each entrance stating no customer with a fever or COVID-19 symptoms are allowed in.
Hand sanitizer must be placed at all entrances and throughout the gym floor.
All common areas must remain closed.

For employees:

All employees will be screened daily at the beginning of their shifts, including asking whether they have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and have they had a fever in the last 48 hours.
Face coverings must be provided to all employees who come in direct contact with customers. Employees are required to wear that face covering throughout their shift and clean or replace daily.
All employees must be provided training on how to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Every employee on the gym floor must wear disposable gloves to be changed at least once an hour.

For customers:

No more than 30% of the gym's maximum capacity. Gyms are encouraged to limit customers' time to a max of 1 hour per day.

Classes or group exercises are allowed with customers maintaining a minimum of a 6-foot distance apart.

Customers must sanitize their hands when entering and exiting the gym and when they move between equipment.


39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did I miss the date when salons/barbers open up? I see the Stay at Home until May 25th. Is that when they open?

Anonymous said...

Some people have already been defeated by Covid 19. They let it completely destroy their life.

Anonymous said...

"Before they can reopen, the entire gym must be deep-cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized top to bottom." - What's the point if no one has been there for weeks?

Kingfish said...

Many gyms went ahead and did that while they were closed.

Anonymous said...

@3:22 To give a false sense of security as to the safety of opening up a place with sweaty, heavy breathing people. I don't see a requirement for masks in gyms like there is in salons, so the method of transmission in gyms is going to be primarily airborne particulates and aerosols. Tell people the place will be deep cleaned beforehand and then every night and hopefully it will distract them from the real risk.

It's going to be just like that church choir practice in Georgia. One infected person expelling a significant virus load that spreads way beyond the 6-foot social distance radius is going to infect multiple people. Count on it.

Anonymous said...

Taterhead is useless.

Anonymous said...

People better break out the old thigh master. No way in hell I would go back into a petri dish gym. Gyms are history.

Anonymous said...

What is a ‘deep clean’? And what is the difference between deep cleaning , disinfecting, and sanitizing?

Anonymous said...

So here’s what’s going to happen. We have to open business back up or a lot of people will go broke. After we do this the 2nd wave of this virus will hit. This time if they try to shut us down, i.e. Govt Employees who have jobs, the people won’t stand for it. Covid will still be here. So what’s that tell you. We ruined the economy and it’s still here. NY says over 60% of there cases were shelter in place. 41% of Mississippi deaths are in nursing homes. Florida spent there resources on protecting the vulnerable, unlike NY. Handle the problem areas. Leave the economy alone. “I’m from the Gubment and here to help.” Thanks but NO THANKS

Anonymous said...

Mandatory face coverings violate the ADA. Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

Record cases? OPEN HER UP!

Anonymous said...

Lead by the dumbest people. Man, how does the government function with this level of ignorance? Common sense is so damn rare, it should be a mother f#@king super power.

Anonymous said...

Hell yeah Tater!


Toe the line.

Security Theater (what exactly was it the T.S.A.was doing with all that low bid high profit low paid help?) now replaced by Republican Virus Theater?

Hold my beer and watch this!

Anonymous said...

Good!

Anonymous said...

I'm running to my cave.

Team Chaos

Anonymous said...

The stupidest state, for a reason. Enjoy your freedumbs.

Anonymous said...

Reeves, where are the cuts to government?

Anonymous said...

Most gyms today are just a place to send your $10.00 a month. Only a small percentage of people go on a regular basis. The rest just want to say they belong to a gym.

Anonymous said...

I don’t understand the deep cleaning order. It makes zero sense. These businesses have been closed for weeks. The virus can’t live on a surface for weeks. I’m all about cleaning. However, putting it an order makes him look stupid.

Anonymous said...

God I hope there isn't a second wave, but the reality is that it probably will. Their are lessons to be learned from 1918, people just need to do their research. The second wave won't be as bad as the Spanish Flu was because of Media. When I go out now I don't see many people without mask. No Seniors or Over weight folks for sure. I think a lot of people just like you to think they are invincible and they need a forum to tell you they're not scared like the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

@5:10 Enjoy your freedom to stay home and I will enjoy mine to go about life. We are now both happy. Fear is a very powerful tool and it is working on many of you.

Anonymous said...

"NY says over 60% of there cases were shelter in place."

No. It was a self-reported survey of about 1000 recent hospitalizations and basically the 66% number comes from where people were domiciled. The choices were home (66%), nursing home (18%), assisted living facility (4%), jail (1%), homeless (2%), or all others (10%). It is completely meaningless either for or against SIP, "Safer at Home," closures, etc. Since only about 5% of the population is in nursing homes and ALFs, the chances of infection with COVID is much higher in them than in the other "location" categories. That's not exactly breaking news about a new and surprising development.

We are going to get a lesson about reopening. While all sensible people want and hope that we learn that reopening will be safe, the facts on the ground strongly suggest that we will learn a much tougher lesson. One of the big, YUGE even, problems is that given all the idiots who ignored the guidelines while things were shut down, a reopening will make it worse, ushering in "Round 2." And for those that think "Round 1" was bad, Round 2 will be something else.

Anonymous said...

@5:54 The post at 3:51 illustrates the mental defectiveness that guarantees the second wave will be just like the one in 1918.

Anonymous said...

3:44, you're right. Aerosolized germs are going to be the problem in gyms - particularly in a state where jackasses bray-&-spray, pretty-much anytime they speak. 'Yell' and 'Speak' are synonyms, where that bunch is concerned. The virus is certainly not going to jump up from those little black vinylette seats, and into our nostrils or throats.

Really, though, we're all going to be exposed, eventually. As for that eventuality, I would recommend a recent YouTube video from New Zealand: Dr. Simon Thornley - 'An epidemiologist's take on Covid-19'.

I ran the numbers, in my head, as soon as there were numbers to run, and came up with roughly what Dr. Thornley is describing. But then, lots of people have been doing that. Then again, how are certain interests going to peddle vaccines, tests, and "tracking", unless the public is suitably terrified? Voices of reason, are not the sort of voices which are going to help those interests sell their products.

Anonymous said...

@5:10 - Thank goodness you finally understand what many of us have been posting for weeks. You go your way; we'll go our way. Financial desperation is a powerful tool for people who failed to recognize and prepare for this, like you. Calm down, go forth and do great things, and good luck to you.

Anonymous said...

@3:51 it's "their" not there....in both instances

Signed - A State Employee

Anonymous said...

And yet the sandbars are still closed. Makes lots of sense.

Anonymous said...

I'm actually flying overseas and taking a 3 week vacation to Thailand, Vietnam, and the Pbilippines. Probably going to be exposed to a lot of pathogens. I couldn't pass up the cheap airfares.

Anonymous said...

It's going to be boring, they are on lockdown too.

Inquiring mind said...

9:12 - in proper anticipation, did you purchase one way ticket?

Lemme Help Here said...

3:48 - Sanitizing is when you spray your keyboard with Lysol. Deep cleaning is when you use a can or 'dusting air' and blow out the hair and cracker crumbs from between the keys.

Anonymous said...

9:12 pm

How many kids do you plan to visit?

Stakeholder said...

The virus is spread by droplet and with an airborne component. It might live a fews days on a surface. If your business has been closed for say three days, there is no need to clean. Anything. It isn't there.

No one has proven that you can get it from fomites (fingers touching surfaces). It is spread by droplets and airborne. Theoretically you could get it by inhaling what is on your fingers. So wash your hands.

You could rub your fingers into a tuberculosis culture. Without gloves. Most people could then lick it off your fingers. Stupid to do so but you won't get TB. It is a lung infection (99% of the time). This bug is not that different.

Unless you are using an N95 mask, and have been trained on its proper use, no mask will prevent you (at the salon) from getting COVID.

Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

7:09 We see what you did there. Haha!

Anonymous said...

@9:12, Have a good time. Last time I was in VN we had fireworks almost nightly. Got the clap in Philippines (didn't wear my mask as they say) and never made it to Thailand. Not exactly like at Disney World, but hey, what the hell. Be safe and enjoy an actually beautiful country.

Anonymous said...

Good. I really need a haircut. A gym, not so much.

Anonymous said...

"Many gyms went ahead and did that while they were closed."

How do you know?

Anonymous said...

This crap cannot nor will it ever be monitored/policed. It would literally require that each member be issued gloves prior to touching the door knob and retrieving them as the member walked away from the building.

And who will be walking around with a six foot cane to tap the members as they wipe their sweaty brow with their gloved hand?

Take a look of most any group-photo from the thirties and forties. See how slim all those folks are. What gyms were they herding into?

Anonymous said...

Georgia has been reopened for over a week now and has less reported cases than when under stay at home order.

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