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Let's Avoid Another Shut Down

"Y'all keep playing with me and watch me shut everything back down......."

Kicking it with James Blog Monday, May 18, 2020 Hello everyone, in the lite of Gov. Mike DeWine reopening some parts of Ohio, this weekend showed just how irresponsible we are. I know many were tired of being lockdown, but to go out in masses and not practice social distancing or even as simple as wearing a mask. I am concerned about seeing crowds, and people close, not practicing social distancing at a place in the flats. , and even had a friend share with me how so many were walking around without masks. I got a good laugh from Don Graham Jr. when I woke to his post on his Facebook page. A picture of Gov. DeWine and caption read: "Y'all keep playing with me and watch me shut everything back down......." A great laugh, but I realize that can happen. We have to take this seriously, or possibly he will lock you down for another two months Ohio. I saw on the news that they said if you go somewhere with a lot of people, leave. I was worried about barbershops and beauty salons reopening and how they faired through these new rules. "My first few days back to work has been going pretty good; of course, there are kinks to be worked out, but we had a system in place according to the State guidelines, and we tweak what we can," said Pecola Pointer. Pointer works at a new location on Larchmere; I had wondered if her clients were rushing in all at once. "We are only taking appointments; afterward we clean and sanitize the chair and salon.," said Pointer. Gov. DeWine made some requirements doing the reopening of Ohio. You must ensure a minimum of 6 feet between employees, if not possible, install barriers. Social distancing will apply with the exception that the distance between the client and employee may be less than six feet. Businesses must allow all customers, patrons, visitors, contractors, vendors, and similar individuals to use facial coverings, except for correctly documented legal, life, health or safety considerations, and limited documented security considerations. In stated in black and white DeWine said; Businesses must require all employees to wear facial coverings, except for one of the following reasons: • Facial coverings in the work setting are prohibited by law or regulation • Facial coverings violate documented industry standards • Facial covers are not advisable for health reasons • Facial coverings break the business' documented safety policies • Facial coverings are not required when the employee works alone in an assigned work area • There is a functional (practical) reason for an employee not to wear a facial covering in the workplace. (Businesses must provide written justification, upon request, explaining why an employee is not required to wear a facial cover in the workplace. At a minimum, facial coverings (masks) should be cloth/fabric and cover an individual's nose, mouth, and chin.) "The clients/customers have been amazing; everyone has come with their mask on we all sanitize as we go, its a lot to get used to, but we have to, so we are trying our best to adapt and move forward safely...our clients as well as ourselves health and safety is our main priority," said Pointer. Gov. DeWine suggested for these business opening to schedule appointments with adequate time in between their appointments to reduce the number of clients in the establishment. If possible, ask clients, wait outside in their vehicle or, if not possible, at the entrance of the business with at least six feet between clients until their scheduled appointment. Come on Ohio let's do our part to keep moving forward, I am looking forward to getting out the house by August.

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