Reopening Facials in Phase 4
To Governor Cuomo,
We represent the businesses that offer facial and skin care services across New York. We are writing to urgently request that you reconsider the decision to continue to shut down our businesses and our livelihoods during phase 4.
We ask that we be allowed to lawfully reopen, as we are uniquely positioned to enact sweeping measures to ensure the safety of both our employees and our clients.
Unlike other types of businesses where potentially large amounts of customers may cycle in and out throughout the day or congregate in areas and cause viral spread, our business models allow us to separate individual clients.
By enacting the same measures used in other states which have allowed re-opening of facial and skin care services, we have the ability to enact call-ahead check-in so that clients are not waiting for services together in one area, as well as temperature screenings at the door.
Additionally, we have invested in protective PPE and facial shields in preparation for opening, to allow us to safely conduct facial and skin care services according to state law.
In point of fact, we are far better equipped to open in a safe manner than other businesses who have already been allowed to open their doors, since we will see far fewer customers per day with far higher levels of protection.
If our businesses remained shut down and our livelihoods, and that of our employees, continue to be forced to zero, many of us may never be able to return. The businesses we built with our investment of capital, hard work, long hours and sleepless nights will be gone.
We ask that you reconsider and allow facial and skin care services to resume with the phase 4 reopening. We are ready to be part of the solution and rebuilding for New York.
The Coalition for Facial and Skin Care Services