Q: Can we allow hairdressers/salon services or other personal service visitors?
Below is historical information. Information on this page may be useful but some NH DHHS guidance is no longer in force. For current guidance, please see Reopening, and visit the NH DHHS COVID-19 web page for Long Term Care Facilities.
A: That depends on the phase your facility is in. The NH Bureau of Infectious Disease Control issued guidance (note this is a historical document, this guidance no longer in effect as of 5/6/21) on phased reopening with information about visitors, including outside service providers.
The link above includes a chart of the phases with guidelines for visitors and facilities and detailed recommendations and requirements for before, during and after visits. It also explains how to move through the phases. DHHS notes the guidance is for “LTCFs, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other residential care facilities.”
Additional considerations for allowing hairdressers can be found on p. 19 of this pdf from a June call of the NH Health Care Association and NH DHHS for long term care facilities.
You can find links to CMS’s county positivity data (one measure that determines phases) on the NH Covid Alliance Senior Support Team public page.
Or, on the CMS website, see Nursing Home Data page by scrolling down to the COVID-19 section. Note that your phase is determined by county positivity rate, even if you are in a city that has its own data on the DHHS dashboard. DHHS also issued a guide, Navigating Data Dashboards. Again, these data sources are in one place on the NH Covid Alliance Senior Support team main page.
This page updated 5/7/21
Information is changing rapidly as the COVID-19 outbreak evolves. Please take the links on these pages, especially the NH DHHS, which coordinates the COVID-19 response in our state, and other public health resources such as your local public health department, the CDC and WHO to find the latest guidance and recommendations.