Covid-19 and Lash Services
Covid-19 is a virus similar to the flue virus. However there are some key differences that need more attention.
Initially Corona virus disease was identified in Wuhan, China in December of 2019. Since then the infection has spread globally and more then 4.37 million cases have been reported. Generally mortality rate is similar to seasonal flue mortality rate. Secondly the WHO (World Health organization) announced an ongoing pandemic situation. It has recommended some restrictions and bans for the global population and businesses. Most of governments all over the world called for emergency situation and quickly developed and implement plans to fight Covid-19. The world economy have been seriously impacted with unknown outcome.
Symptoms of Covid-19
Corona virus symptoms are common flue symptoms with similar recovery. There are some specifics like shortness of breath, loss of smell and taste. Majority of the cases result in mild symptoms. But some experience multi organ failure, blood clots and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Average time from exposure to onset of symptoms is from 5 to 14 days.
Spread of corona virus
The most common way of spreading is by close contact. Usually Covid-19 virus travels in small droplets produced by coughing, sneezing and talking and falls on the ground or surfaces. However people it’s less common if people get infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their face. Nevertheless virus does not cover long distances through the air.
How to prevent infection
First of all maintaining a good hygiene is a key to success. Hand washing is the most important. Keeping hands away from your face is a good practice. When outside we can keep a physical distance of 2 meters for better protection. On the other hand quarantine for those with symptoms or traveling back from other countries. The period is 14 days. So far there is no vaccine available yet or any specific treatment for Covid-19.
Personal services Suspension
However the Alberta government has ordered non-essential businesses to close, including personal services like salons, tattoo studios, as well as retail stores like clothing stores and gaming and hobby shops. Of course in this category fall all Lash Studios because of the close contact between the lash artist and the client.
Restart in June 2020
Since the ban was put in place on the March 14th, 2020 the expectancy is that reopening day would be around mid June of 2020.