- Aug 25, 1999
Effective today, hair salons are closed again here in California (30 counties). My wife’s hair stylist never reopened. She took COVID as a cue to retire. Instead, I’ve been cutting my wife’s hair. It‘s not difficult, just time consuming. My wife has been very happy with the result.I need some advice. Hair salons are risk rated right along with movie theaters. Neither Stacy or I would consider a movie theater now. However Stacy gets her hair cut regularly. Her hair-dresser started doing it in his home when the salon was closed. This didn’t seem to bad, there’s fewer customers than at the salons and he cleans and sanities before and after.
Now in Arkansas, hair salons have opened and he has to return to the salon or be heavily fined. I’ve asked Stacy not to go, she acceded, but is pissed. She doesn’t see the risk. I’m 74, she’s 62, I’ve got asthma, high blood pressure, and a paralyzed diaphragm. If I get covid, I probably don’t survive.
Is my request out of line? Be honest.
My own hair, I’ve been cutting it myself using various depths of combs on my fancy electric beard trimmer. My wife gets the spots I can‘t see. It‘s not perfect but it‘s far from looking like I put a bowl on my head. Who gives a sheet anyway, I wear a ball cap when I go grocery shopping.
Unless we have a medical or dental emergency, we have zero need to be near anyone anytime soon. It is my goal to stay virus free even as everyone else in our neighborhood might get it. I set my expectation of staying home 24/7 for MANY months to come way back in March. I was wearing a mask in public when nobody else was doing it.
Everything that had transpired since March was predictable. Going forward, I know it‘s going to get a LOT worse than it is now. Predictable.