Two hairstylists who worked while symptomatic potentially exposed 140 clients to coronavirus
Two Missouri hairstylists potentially exposed 140 clients to coronavirus when they worked for up to eight days this month while symptomatic, health officials said.
The Springfield-Greene Health Department announced Saturday that a second hairstylist tested positive for coronavirus, and may have exposed 56 clients at the same Great Clips salon.
A day earlier, it had said another hairstylist with coronavirus at the same salon potentially exposed 84 customers and seven coworkers.
It is yet another datapoint (well 140 data points) that people are not taking this seriously and under pressure from Lord Damp Nut hisself, they are opening up for bidness too soon. Just now…
…another lie that will get people killed.
If you read the article, you will also learn that the stylists were displaying symptoms, but went to work anyway, and followed the rules EXCEPT one:
Both stylists worked from the second week of May to Wednesday. The clients and the stylists all wore face coverings, the Health Department said. At the time, businesses like barbershops and hair salons were allowed to operate in the state.
You cannot work on hair and whatnot six-feet apart. So even with the masks, they manage to
infect expose* 140 people.
The Salon closed again for cleaning, but you know that they are opening again. As they say: RINSE AND REPEAT.
There are so many systemic failures in this one story it should be a cautionary tale for everyone.
Next up in Possum Hollar: Bobbing fer Bubba!
- Corrected, H/T Scissorhead Quaker in a Basement