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You don't have the right to endanger fellow citizens. You are not above the law. You decision disrespects all the nurses, physicians and first responders who work overtime to keep us all safe. You have mocked the memory of those who have died and their friends and loved ones! Shame on you
Do you really think you are going to get customers when you are open in violation of the county COVID-19 ordinances? I certainly wouldn't visit your salon.
Thank you Kira for making me feel awesome. Great hair cut!
Good for you for opening!! Liberty & Freedom.
I just wanted to say bravo thank you for being bold and I hope many other businesses do as you do - business people cannot keep their shops closed for 2-3 months and continue to be in business anymore - God Bless
The power and effectiveness of social media can be very strong. I have written a letter to Mayor Garcetti and Governor Newsom suggesting ways to responsibly open up commerce and to partly restart the economy. I am a small business owner. My business remains open because we pressure wash storefronts and shopping carts at some grocery stores. 90% of my customers have either cancelled or put our services on hold. Businesses and employees are suffering and I ask your help by sharing the following letter to all your friends and family. It applies to all states in this great country. I am tagging each of my 264 Facebook friends individually so all will see this and am hoping each one of you will share it.
Dear Mayor Garcetti and Governor Newsom,
First, I would like to thank you both and congratulate you for your actions that have slowed the Covid-19 virus in our great state of California. Your swift actions have prevented the overwhelming of our medical facilities throughout the state. The “Stay Safe at Home” orders were issued to slow the spread of the virus in order to provide time to enhance resources and infrastructure to handle a spike in active cases that require hospitalization. To date the Los Angeles Convention Center, Saint Vincent Hospital, the US Navy’s Hospital ship Mercy, the Santa Clara Convention Center, Seton Hospital and the Sacramento Kings arena have been staffed to help with an increase in needed hospital capacity. The state has procured and stockpiled over 11,000 ventilators along with PPE and other necessary equipment. (Source LA Times, Mercury News) Governor Newsom’s daily briefings in the month of March used to be focused on the need to build infrastructure and procure medical equipment and supplies. Now it is barely mentioned because of the effectiveness of physical distancing, requirements to wear masks and effective hand washing. The result has made all this new infrastructure underutilized. As of Friday, 4/17/2020 St. Vincent hospital had a total of 8 patients. (Los Angeles Times).
Now that the needed infrastructure is in place it is time to restart the economy in a responsible but effective manner that both reduces the spread of the virus and enables businesses to reopen and return many of the lost jobs. This plan will not return the economy to pre-virus levels, but it is much preferred over the current situation that is stifling the economy and if maintained at this rate will put the state and nation to levels worse than what was seen during the great depression. We cannot wait any longer and the time to act is now.
I propose that retail stores be allowed to open with the same types of restrictions implemented on essential businesses. Limit the total occupancy to enable proper physical distancing. Patrons and employees will be required to wear non-medical grade face masks. Frequent touch points cleaned multiple times daily. Signage requirements the same as current essential business requirements.
Restaurants will be allowed to serve meals in house by reducing the number of tables in an area to allow a minimum if 6 feet between tables. Patrons will be required to wear non-medical grade masks when not eating or drinking. I suggest pulling the mask down for the purpose of taking a sip of your cocktail or wine and replace it while not actively drinking. Restaurant employees will be required to wear face masks and servers and bus personnel will wear disposable gloves when serving food and bussing tables. I would suggest disposable menus be used but if that is not practical menus must be wiped off after each use. No large groups with party size limited to 8 people. Frequent touch points cleaned multiple times daily. Signage requirements the same as current essential business requirements.
Hair stylist and barbers: All persons are required to wear non-medical grade face masks. Patrons shall tape the sides of their face mask to their face to secure it while getting a hair cut or styled. Stylists and barbers will wear gloves while cutting/styling hair. Limit the number of patrons to ensure physical distancing between stations and waiting room chairs. Frequent touch points cleaned multiple times daily. Signage requirements the same as current essential business requirements.
Small fitness training centers and gyms: trainers and owners will limit the number of persons allowed at a given time to enable proper physical distancing. Everyone wears non-medical grade masks. Equipment is wiped off prior and after each use either by gym personnel or customers. The use of disposable vinyl or latex gloves recommended while using gym equipment. Frequent touch points cleaned multiple times daily. Signage requirements the same as current essential business requirements.
Large fitness centers: reduce occupancy to ensure physical distancing. Patrons and staff wear non-medical grade face masks. Sufficient staffing levels to wipe down equipment frequently. Provide wipes and disinfectant solution so that patrons can also wipe off equipment prior to and after use. The use of disposable vinyl or latex gloves recommended while using gym equipment. Frequent touch points cleaned multiple times daily. Signage requirements the same as current essential business requirements.
Movie theaters limit the number of patrons within theaters to enable physical distancing between individuals and groups. Limit groups of people to 6 individuals. All patrons and employees wear non-medical grade face masks. Frequent touch points cleaned multiple times daily. Frequent touch points cleaned multiple times daily. Signage requirements the same as current essential business requirements.
Golf Courses, walking will be encouraged. Limit golf carts to 1 person. All push carts and electric carts wiped down after each use. Driving range stalls will utilize every other space. Snack bar and restaurants will operate as suggested earlier. Face masks will be required for employees and patrons when they are inside a building such as pro-shop or snack bar.
Service businesses shall operate under the same restrictions as current essential service industries.
Any business that is able to have employees work from home should keep those employees working at home.
This is not an all-encompassing list but is enough information to apply to all businesses. The basics of physical distancing, wearing non-medical grade masks and frequent cleaning of hands and surfaces have shown to slow the spread of the virus to levels that medical staff and centers will not be overwhelmed.
Until we have an effective treatment or cure virus is going to run its course and prolonging that natural course by shutting down commerce is only crippling the economy to a point of disaster. I beg you to use these suggestions and start reopening businesses before it’s too late. Mayor Garcetti is already mandating furlough days for government employees because of the lack of tax revenue. If revenues remain at the current rate those furloughs will result in layoffs and the cancellation of government services. Please do not wait any longer for all of our sake.
Owner Fish Window Cleaning
Congratulations for opening in a responsible manner. This is a letter I wrote to Mayor Garcetti and Governor Newsom and posted on my page
Thank you for opening. Wish we were closer. We would support you
Good for you!!! Hopefully more will follow your lead!
I am so happy you did this! You are a great example of what people need to do to right now!!!! GO YOU!!! I may just come out for a haircut