Safer at Home: Personal Services

Updated Semptember 15, 2020, 12:30 p.m.







 Find the capacity limits for each county dial level.


  • The individual or company must notify and cooperate with their local public health agency on next steps.

  • Local public health agency contacts can be found here.

  • Outbreak guidance for non-healthcare facilities can be found here.


  • Employ strict hygiene guidelines and frequent sanitization procedures for all contact surfaces and tools

  • Ensure a minimum of 6 feet of separation between the clients/customers and employee when not directly performing service; further ensure a minimum of 6 feet between respective client/customer and employee stations while services are being provided.

  • No more than 50 people at a time or a maximum of 50% occupancy, whichever is fewer.

  • Post signage for employees and customers outlining good hygiene and safety measures being taken

  • Keep a record of employees and customers (i.e. sign in/out) to enable contact tracing

  • Disinfect all financial transaction equipment after each use  (Additional Guidance)

  • Minimize in-home services by using remote alternatives (i.e. drive-through, virtual meetings, etc.)

  • Disinfect all service equipment (tanning beds, salon chairs, etc) after each use

  • Ensure a minimum of 6 feet of separation between work stations in pet-grooming facilities

  • Minimize contact and maintain physical distancing requirements with customers for mobile pet grooming services. Avoid entering homes when possible.


  • Conduct symptom and temperature checks and refer symptomatic employees or families to the Colorado COVID Symptom Support tool (Additional Guidance)

    • Best practice is to implement a temperature check station at the entrance to the business. If this is not feasible, employee will check for symptoms at home and report symptoms either electronically or on paper per the system created by the business.

  • Wear mask or face covering at all times  (Additional Guidance) Employees performing services where the
    client removes their mask must also be provided and wear a face shield in addition to their face covering. In addition, it is strongly encouraged they be provided a medical-grade mask instead of a cloth face covering for those services.

  • Face shields must be disinfected between clients.

  • Wear gloves as indicated by industry standards

  • Wash hands and change gloves between customers

  • Change gloves between pets in all pet-grooming facilities

To protect customers

  • Provide service by appointment only (no walk-ins or waiting lines)

  • Require customers to wear cloth face coverings or masks, except during a service that requires the removal of a mask. It should be replaced once the service is completed.

  • Conduct symptom checks for customers seeking or receiving high-contact services (Additional Guidance)

  • Provide contactless payment options (whenever possible)

  • Communal gathering spaces, such as locker rooms or waiting rooms, are strictly prohibited

  • Maintain physical distancing requirements for drop-off and pick-up of pets in pet-grooming facilities

  • Maintain physical distancing requirements, with  no more than 10 people present at once for pet-training classes

  • Maintain physical distancing requirements for customers picking-up pets from pet-transporters

  • Allow no more than 10 customers to congregate at a time when picking-up pets from pet-transporters or at pet adoption events

This guidance is for:
  • Professional beauty services:

    • Hair salons

    • Barber shops

    • Nail salons

    • Esthetician services

    • Cosmetologist services

  • Body art professionals

  • Personal training services for fewer than 4 people

  • Pastoral services

  • Pet-groomers and pet-grooming facilities

  • Pet-handlers and pet-transporters

  • Pet-training services 

  • Tailors and dry cleaners

  • Sun-tanning services

  • Massage therapists, non-healthcare settings