President of WV State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists talks guidelines for reopening on Monday

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – If West Virginia continues to stay under a 3% infection rate, barber shops and salons outside of indoor malls are allowed to reopen on Monday.

The West Virginia State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists released guidelines for the shops on Wednesday.

State Board President Donnie Snyder, who also owns The County Shop in Oak Hill, Beckley and Huntington, says things will operate differently on Monday.

Customers must wait outside, and the board is asking shops to also put sign-in sheets outside for customers to use their own pens.

Tools, equipment and stations must be sanitized in between clients.

“If you are a barber, beautician, or you have a nail salon, and you feel like you’re not ready to open and you’re not comfortable or if you have staff members that aren’t comfortable to come back to work, you don’t have to come off unemployment yet,” Snyder said.  “As long as we’re under these restrictions, you don’t have to. It’s up to you.”

If you want to read the full list of guidelines, click here.

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Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.