March 24, 2020

Parsons House has closed its Beauty Salon services until further notice. From the DCHD….

The Douglas County Health Department wants to clarify the recent updated Directed Health Measures for Douglas County and how that order relates to beauty salons, nail salons, tattoo parlors, massage parlors, and other businesses in the beauty service industry….

Section 2 of the order reads:  “It is further ordered that even for gatherings below this size, if a minimum social distance of six feet between attendees cannot be maintained in the venue or a subdivision thereof, the gathering is prohibited.”

Given the nature of this industry, it is not possible for most needed services to be performed, and because of that these operations should cease.

The spirit of this order is very reasonable as it applies to social distancing amongst the general population. It’s application to long-term care communities – as our beautician has been following the same guidelines as the rest of our staff that interacts with residents on an individual basis, simply cannot be questioned. During this interim period, our beautician has been offered another role at the same pay scale.

Thank you all for your continued support, cooperation and understanding as we work together to keep the COVID-19 virus from our Community.

Sincerely,

Parsons House Senior Management