Businesses included in Phase 2 share their new safety guidelines
Phase 2 will begin Friday, June 5 in Louisiana. While those included in Phase 1 wrap up another full week, others are excited to get back to business.
Phase 2 allows for the opening of bars and breweries with LDH food permits, massage establishments, spas, and tattoo establishments (under strict guidance from LDH), esthetician services (under strict guidance from the Cosmetology Board), pool halls, bowling alleys and skating rinks (children must be accompanied by an adult), event centers and wedding venues and outdoor playgrounds and play centers (children must be accompanied by an adult).
Bayou Bowl in Monroe is one of those included on the list. Kitchen and Corporate Party Manager Jacqueline Campbell said they are excited and ready to get their lanes back open.
“We’ve spent the last week retraining our employees and cleaning from top to bottom [and] disinfecting," Campbell said.
In addition, all employees will be required to wear masks. Players will not be able to get balls; instead, they will be placed at the lane and sanitized after each game.
Lanes will also be spaced out to allow for social distancing. Servers will take orders at the table and deliver food to the table to prevent crowds from gathering at the ordering station. They will also be doing extra sanitation for shoes and surfaces.
"They will go through a very extensive temperature and wellness check prior to their shift beginning and of course will not be allowed to work if they have any symptoms," she said.
Tattoo shops are also opening their doors. Prior to COVID-19, all shops were already trained on how to handle blood born pathogens and other qualifications.
Allen Spurlock with The Chapel said they will continue their sanitation measures to protect not only the artists but the clients too.
“Everybody already disinfects everything after every customer. Everything we use is either disposable or can be sterilized," Spurlock said.
He said that both artists and clients will be required to wear masks and have temperature checks prior to entering the building. In addition, they will be appointment only and will not be doing tattoos on the face or hands.
On the other hand, some establishments are postponing their reopening.
Brass Monkey Pub & Patio sent KNOE a statement about their plans to hold off until Phase 3.
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