As many of you know, we had to close recently because of the COVID-19 pandemic but we need your help to make sure that tanning salons are allowed to open our doors once again.
Here is a great article from SmartTan on why tanning salons should be allowed to start serving their customers as soon as possible.
We’re asking that our customers consider writing a letter to our leaders, urging them to allow us to open up. Below is an example letter that SmartTan has provided.
On behalf of business owners throughout our state, I thank you for your leadership during the Covid-19 crisis. We are respectful of the enormity of the task you face on behalf of all our citizens. As the crisis abates, and we start to return to some level of normalcy, I am writing to ask that indoor tanning facilities be included in the first wave of retailers allowed to reopen as stay-at-home orders are eased. My tanning business currently meets the CDC recommended social distancing measures and our sanitation protocol has always exceeded those found in any other businesses. Here are the reasons indoor tanning businesses should be among the first to open:
• Social Distancing: Unlike hair, nail, or massage salon and spa services, there is no person-to-person contact involved in indoor tanning. Tanning takes place in a private, enclosed room, after only a brief non-contact interaction at the front desk to check in.
• Professional Sanitation: Professional tanning facilities sanitize tanning equipment and all client-contact surfaces in the tanning room, before and after every client visit, with EPA- registered hospital-grade disinfectant. There is perhaps no other retail industry where this level of sanitation takes place on such an ongoing basis.
• Medical Referrals: Many dermatologists send clients of all ages to indoor tanning facilities to alleviate symptoms of psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions.
• Sunburn Prevention: Indoor tanning facilities are utilized in spring months to allow clients who will be outdoors in the summer to gradually acclimate their skin to UV exposure. Under the guidance of a trained operator, sunbed usage in a professional tanning facility – in combination with sunscreen usage outdoors – helps clients prevent sunburn.
For the reasons outlined above, we request that indoor tanning facilities be allowed to reopen as soon as possible. Thanks again for your leadership and consideration of our request.”
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in our salon soon!