Safer at Home: Personal Services







Open with restrictions: May 1


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

  • Ensure a minimum of 6 feet of separation between clients/customers when not directly performing service

  • 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

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

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

  • Sanitize 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 CDPHE Symptom Tracker (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)

  • Wear gloves (meticulous and frequent hand-washing if gloves not feasible or appropriate) 

  • 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, and only perform services that can be done without a customer removing their mask.

  • 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