The Mississippi State Board of Barber Examiners has issued a press release statement concerning the current state and safe recovery order in effect by Governor Tate Reeves at the advice of the State Health Officer. Chief Inspector Steven D. Jackson said the board is monitoring and strictly enforcing public health measures and sanitation regulations throughout the state. " If there are barbers or persons practicing barbering without regard for COVID-19 restrictions or basic sanitations practices, we want to know about it," said Chief Jackson. "We are still in a public health crisis and it is our duty to ensure compliance in schools and shops."
The Board of Barber Examiners have implemented safe guards and mandated all barbers to follow Executive Order No. 1480 and recommendations made by the State Health Officer.
Chief Jackson inspected the Mississippi Barber Academy in Jackson, MS on Tuesday, January 6, 2021. Chief Jackson said the barber industry has been "crippled" by the pandemic but schools and shops have been able to operate within the current guidelines. The key is to practice good sanitation and minimize person to person contact as best you can.
The following guidelines should be implemented daily:
- Deep Clean place of business before, during and after services are rendered
- Check temperature of patrons upon entry in the business
- Not more than 10 patrons in the shop at a time and seats are 6 feet apart
- Mandatory face masks while waiting for service
- Encourage patrons to make appointments for services.
Attached are photos for Chief Jackson's visit to Mississippi Barber Academy and discussion with Melvin Calton, owner of Mississippi Barber Academy concerning the challenges in the barber industry.
(Public Announcement) If anyone wants to report violations of COVID-19 restrictions or unsanitary practices, you can call (601) 359-1015 or www.msbarberboard.com to report alleged violations.
If you have any questions, contact the Executive Director Debra Jones at (601) 359-1015 or Chief Inspector Steven Jackson at (601) 573-5568.
Chief Inspector Steven Jackson
Discussion with School Owner
Student Progress Classroom