Salons, Barber Shops, and Tattoo Parlors, Must Keep Patrons 6 Feet Apart

Salons, Barber Shops, and Tattoo Parlors, Must Keep Patrons 6 Feet Apart

Public health orders for salons, barber shops and tattoo artists will be eliminated March 1. SweetwaterNOW file photo

WYOMING — The new state health orders, which go into effect tomorrow, give salons, barber shops and tattoo artists guidance on how to keep their businesses open during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

The new health orders signed yesterday by State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist take effect Wednesday, December 9, and extend through January 8, 2021. 

Businesses included under Health order No. 3 are:

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  • nail salons, hair salons and barber shops
  • cosmetology, electrology and esthetic services
  • massage therapy services
  • tattoo, body art and piercing shops

Some provisions under the new health orders:

  • Patrons shall only receive services at stations with at least 6 feet of separation on all sides from other stations serving patrons.
  • Employees shall be screened for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • All staff must wear face coverings when within 6 feet of customers or other staff.
  • Patrons in waiting areas shall remain 6 feet apart. Waiting areas must have floor markers to indicate proper distancing.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing shall be completed after each patron is served.

“These new orders are meant to support local leadership and we should all know that in Wyoming these mandates are not about citations, but about caring for others,” Governor Mark Gordon said in a press conference yesterday.

For the complete list of health orders see below.


What to do if you feel sick: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, please call your primary care provider or seek medical attention.

Please follow these tips to slow the spread of this virus:

  • Follow Public Health Orders
  • Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more.
  • Wear cloth face coverings in public settings, especially when physical distancing of at least 6 feet isn’t available.
  • Stay home when sick and avoid other people unless you need medical attention.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Older people and those with health conditions that mean they have a higher chance of getting seriously ill should avoid close-contact situations.
  • Long-term care and healthcare facilities should follow guidelines for infection control and prevention.

For current news, updates, closures and resources, please visit our COVID-19 Coronavirus page here.