In an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus, public health officials are recommending social distancing, which involves canceling big gatherings and keeping at least six feet away from others who might be sick. The NBA has cancelled the rest of its season, most schools and colleges have closed, and many workplaces have shifted to telecommuting.  Daily activities have slowed, and that means canceling any appointments you were looking forward to.

The principal way of cutting down the potential pathway of exposure and transmission is through social distancing, someone doing your hair or nails is right on top of you. 

At this time, common sense says that if you have a haircut, manicure, or facial appointment booked in the coming days or weeks, now is the time to cancel – whether you’re high-risk or not.

The CDC recommends social distancing, which means canceling big social events and keeping a distance of about six feet between sick people and healthy ones. Still, there are some people who might think this is overkill, but it is hard to know who is infected and who isn’t. In fact, new research suggests most coronavirus infections have been spread by people who don’t show symptoms.

What’s the worst thing that happens? You don’t get your hair cut today.  The alternative – you get sick or get others around you sick. You become infected and/or get others around you infected.

Everyone, likely knows somebody at risk of illness, whether that’s an elderly person or an immunocompromised person, or even someone who already has coronavirus but doesn’t know it due to lack of testing.  A disease like the coronavirus, one person’s behavior can impact many others.  We don’t know enough about it, to know exactly what’s going to happen, so why take the chance. The US surgeon general reports that it will get worst, before it gets better.

We need to take the appropriate action, even if it is hard to get used to and we don’t like it, to reduce the spread of the virus in our community. 

“If you can smell what someone had for lunch — garlic, curry, etc. — you are inhaling what they are breathing out, including any virus in their breath.” – Professor Kwok, the University of Leicester in England

The trickiest part about Coronavirus is its ability to survive for long periods of time on surfaces. According to the CDC, it may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 simply by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.