Maine & CDC Requirements for Cosmetologists, and Barbers

You can find the full document here: Covid-19 Checklist for Phase 1 : Cosmetologists and Barbers. Below is a summary.

Clients Resposibility

  • Clients must wear a mask.
  • Clients may not self-serve. Please ask for assistance
  • Clients should cancel their appointment if they are sick in any way or have been around others who are sick.
  • Clients should come to the appointment alone. Do not bring children or family or friends.


  • Schedule appointments with adequate time in between.
  • Ask each client Coronavirus-related health questions ahead of time.
  • Limit people in the establishment.
  • See clients by appointment only.
  • Maintain physical distancing at all times.
  • Provide workers with up-to-date COVID information and training.

Personal Protective Gear

  • Establishment employees, including practicing owners must wear face masks at all times.
  • Change gloves, gowns, drapes, linens and eye coverings between each client.
  • Clean and disinfect reusable items or discard in a closed container.
  • In accordance with Barbering and Cosmetology Program Rule Chapter 26, all tools, implements and equipment must be cleaned and sanitized in accordance with required standards.


  • Wash hands with soapy, warm water, for a minimum of 20 seconds between every client service.
  • clean all surfaces and tools with hot soapy water, Ship-shape or cleaning wipes (if using wipes, be sure to cover surface thoroughly) before disinfecting.
  • Disinfect all surfaces, tools, implements, equipment, and linens, even if cleaning occurred prior to the closing of the establishment.
  • Provide Barbicide┬« or EPA disinfectant wipes, liquid disinfectant containers, and Barbicide┬« concentrate/or EPA approved disinfectant for disinfecting technical implements and work areas.

Reception Area

  • Ask clients to wait outside in their car or at least 6 feet apart outside the entrance door until their appointment.
  • Discontinue all beverages and snacks.
  • Avoiding the exchange of cash can help greatly in preventing spread of virus, but if this is unavoidable, be sure to wash and sanitize hands well after each transaction.
  • Clean and disinfect all retail areas, daily, including products.
  • Place a sign prohibiting clients from self-serving in the retail area and to ask for assistance.
  • Clean and wipe all door handles and other surfaces that are regularly touched by clients and staff with disinfectant wipes.


  • Clean and disinfect ALL restroom surfaces including floors, sinks and toilet bowls.