Barbershop registrations are in process. Late fees will not be assessed until 30 days after the peacetime emergency ends. Currently that means no late fees, for barbershop renewals until September 12, 2020.
The Board is planning to hold the August 3rd barber examinations, with COVID-19 precautions in place. Deadline to apply is July 20, 2020.
The office continues to be closed for face to face services; the building is closed to the public due to the pandemic. Renewals may be completed by filling out your renewal form and returning it with a check or money order OR through our the Online Services https://mn.gov/boards/barber-examiners/barbers/online-services/ We are returning calls and e-mails, and continue to provide service through the mail and web services. We encourage you to do as much of your business with us online, by email, and US mail as possible.
COVID-19 planning and opening Guidance documents for Personal Care Services can be found at https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/safework/safe-reopening/ barbers and barbershops continue to be required to follow all the registration requirements, statutes, and rules of the Board of Barber Examiners. In addition as each business sector reopens, businesses are required to have COVID-19 Business Preparedness Plans in place. The same is true for reopening your barbershop. Each barbershop will be required to have a COVID-19 Business Preparedness Plan in place and to follow the plan.
Beginning Wednesday June 10, 2020 barbershops may begin operating at 50% capacity.
To determine occupancy/capacity the Department of Public Safety has provided a guidance document, go to: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/sfm/Documents/Occupancy-Load-Salons.pdf
For additional information or assistance in developing a plan, businesses can contact MNOSHA Workplace Safety Consultation at 651-284-5060 or OSHA.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schools may reopen at 50% capacity. Schools are required to prepare and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan according to Executive Order 20-56 7(e). The plan should address student safety. Additionally, schools must implement MDH's cleaning guidance for schools, which is available at: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/clean.html
This remains a fluid situation and additional requirements may apply as we move forward.
To view all current Executive Orders go to: Executive Orders from Governor Walz
COVID-19 Informational Resources:
Minnesota COVID-19 Response and Preparedness
Minnesota Department of Health's COVID-19 website
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
COVID-19 CDC How to Protect Yourself