Effective Monday, October 5, nail salons in the City of Long Beach may resume indoor operations up to 25% capacity. The City, which has revised its Health Order to reflect this change, is still encouraging outdoor operations to the extent possible.

Click here to view the full list of Nail Salon Protocols required to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Below are some key requirements:

  • No walk-in customers are allowed.
  • Ensure physical distancing measures of 6 feet between patrons and employees.
  • Workers must be assigned their own tools and defined workspace.
  • Face masks must be worn by everyone in the salon.
  • If operating outdoors, an outdoor reception area for customer check-in is required.
  • Barriers such as plexiglass must be installed in areas where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Stagger appointments to reduce reception area congestion and ensure adequate time to properly sanitize workstations.
  • Encourage the use of credit cards or contactless payment.
  • Remove magazines, coffee stations and similar amenities.

Downtown nail salon operators with questions may contact Economic Development & Policy Manager Austin Metoyer at AustinM@dlba.org or DLBA Communications Manager Samantha Mehlinger at SamanthaM@dlba.org.