COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Just a few weeks after Gov. Jared Polis gave hair salons and barber shops the green light to reopen, KRDO has learned several shops here in the city have opted to take extra precautions not mandated in the health order. It's to try and ensure their customers are safe from COVID-19.
To comply with the health order, salons and barber shops are required to practicing social distancing and stagger appointments to make sure there are no more than 10 customers inside. Stylists have to get daily health screenings and temperature checks. And, stylists and customers must wear a protective face covering.
Beauty Bar on Tejon is also having stylists wear protective plastic shields, along with gloves and masks.
Lincoln St. Barbers off Cascade is using an infrared, no-contact thermometer to take customers' temperatures before entering the shop.
KRDO crews plan to visit Veda Salon on North Academy and speak with the lead stylist, Tammy, about the addition health precautions they've implemented. We'll have the full story tonight on KRDO at five and six.