We just wanted to give you a shout-out because we haven’t done so from this platform. Most of you have been following us on Facebook and Instagram; therefore, you know how things are progressing on a day-to-day basis. Photos of our families and day to points of view.
I first want to say thank you to all of those of you who have bought a gift card and products because it literally is how we paid the rent last month. So thank you so much for your support. We were finally eligible for PPP Loans, both Caroline and me. Not eligible for unemployment, but thankful that we WON’T be closing, at least not right now.
This past week we received an email from the Washington State Corona Virus (Covid 19) Response Economic Resiliency Team-Joint Information Center, Camp Murray. The email said Phase 2 would not begin before June 1. As you all should know by now, the Cosmetology and Barbering Industry are slated to return to work in Phase 2 according to our Governor’s 4 Phase approach to reopening the economy. We are anxiously awaiting our next steps as we go forward in our lockdown/social distancing process but right now, it’s still very unclear and subjective to how the numbers of cases of Covid-19 go up or down.
As we watched Governor Inslee in his Covid-19 address today, he said, “It’s not etched in the tablets that came down with Moses. It’s going to be something that’s based on the data as it moves forward”. He went on to say, “It is one of the challenges of our decision-making process. It would just be so wonderful if anyone could just give a specific date and a specific number a month from now, what this situation is going to look like, but I don’t think that would be responsible. It would be easy and perhaps gratifying, but it would not be responsible, given how fluid and dangerous and slippery this virus is.” So with that, we are still waiting.
We do want to make sure you know that we are in the midst of buying PPE to go back to work, i.e., gloves, masks, face shields, capes, and cleaning supplies. We want to be safe when we return to work and make sure you know we are doing all we can to keep you safe too. As our time nears to return to work, we will be sharing the protocols that we receive from the Board of Cosmetology and how we will practice those in our shop.
Again, I hope you are well! You are very missed! We appreciate your emails, IM’s, texts, and phone calls. Especially the ones with the hair over your ears, extra-long afros, skunk stripes, headbands, bandanas, grown-out fades, and pig-tailed hair! Not only are they humorous, but they also make us miss you, and in some small way, it makes us feel that what we do is VERY appreciated.
Love you a long time, too high-no come down,