Working Through A Pandemic – Part Three

In Part Three, we speak with Sheri, a manager and hair stylist. Her profession requires up close and personal contact, thus placing her and her colleagues at greater risk of catching and transmitting the virus. Here she speaks about her concerns and anxieties about returning to work.

Sheri, Manager & Hair Stylist at Beauty Salon

On managing her stress and anxiety during the early days of her state’s lockdown….

I cried a lot and prayed a lot. The comfort of my partner was pretty helpful throughout this process. I also started doing projects around the house, so that helped take my mind off a lot of everything that was going on.

On her biggest concern with returning to work at the salon after a three-month closure…

Wondering if clients would abide by the guidelines that we set in place because when you see people going to other stores and things like that, people are not listening – not wearing masks and being very hostile to the workers in certain places. But our clients have been very respectful and very understanding. I’m pleased with everything we have set in place.

On the various health and safety measures her salon has put in place since reopening…

The health and safety of our clients and stylists has been our number one priority throughout this pandemic so we are doing everything it takes to ease one’s mind to have some type of normalcy. This includes offering contactless payment, screening employees for symptoms, requiring employees and clients to wash their hands before and after services, requiring employees and clients to wear facemasks, and thorough sanitization of salon areas and equipment.

Be sure to check back for our fourth and final interview in this series, where we’ll speak with Elizabeth, a Financial Analyst, on her concerns as a young mother and sometimes-remote employee.

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Working Through a Pandemic – Part One

Working Through a Pandemic – Part Two

Working Through a Pandemic – Part Four