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Elkhart salon taking extra precautions on first day back open

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ELKHART, Ind. -- Monday marked day one of salons being back open in Indiana, as the state moves to the next phase of Governor Eric Holcomb's "Back on Track" plan.

At The Cutting Edge Salon in Elkhart, they've been preparing for weeks to make sure it's a safe and sanitary environment, and have followed all of the regulations set forth by the state.

"We're asking clients to call before they come. When they get to our parking lot, we'll either have them come in or we'll go out and get them, so there's that lag time," said Maggie Kinsey, an independent contractor at The Cutting Edge Salon. "The sanitation now is we have alcohol, we have hand sanitizers, spray sanitizers. When the client comes in we put a neck strap on them, we put the cape on them, then we have a plastic disposable cape that we put over them."

"After their service, the station has to be completely sanitized, the shampoo bowl has to be sanitized, arm chairs, everything has to be sanitized," said Kinsey.

Since personal protective equipment is in high demand but short supply, employees got some help from Seifert Drug in Elkhart with getting supplies. While clients are required to wear a mask when coming in, the salon got extras from Seifert Drug in case anyone comes in without a mask.

Stylists at The Cutting Edge are already booked until August and will not be accepting any new clients for the time being.

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