With a rise in COVID-19 cases in Texas and the spread of the delta variant, some North Texas business owners are revisiting their eased COVID-19 protocols.
Salon Purple in Fort Worth, owned by Terry Whiddon, has been reopened for more than a year. Whiddon said business overall is booming and surpassing sales from this time last year by around 35%. Their team of eight has been staying busy tending to their growing list of clients and taking care of the salon itself, he said.
“We no longer sanitize our chairs and bowls. We just disinfect every usage, so we get a deeper clean,” he explained. “Some of the teammates currently wear [masks] all day, every day.”
With a new school year in Fort Worth approaching combined with a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Whiddon said they do anticipate bringing back masks inside their salon. His team will ‘lead the charge’ by wearing them again first before…