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Ohio Department of Health signs amended health order allowing nasal, oral piercings to resume

Posted at 6:56 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 18:56:58-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health announced Friday that the COVID-19 health order that allowed hair salons, day spas, nail salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors, body piercing locations and tanning facilities to reopen has been amended to allow oral and nasal piercings to resume.

Employees performing oral or nasal piercings are required to wear a mask in combination with a face shield or protective eyewear. Clients are required to wear a mask or facial covering before and after the piercing is performed, ODH sad.

With reports coming in about individuals attempting to perform their own oral and nasal piercings, which resulted in infections and other negative results, ODH decided it was safer for individuals to allow piercings to be performed by licensed professionals, while still creating guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

To learn more about the cosmetology health order, click here.