Officials shut three esthetic businesses
Banned services were offered: AHS
Three businesses in the Alberta Health Services Calgary zone are being mandated to close after offering esthetic services currently banned to curb the spread of COVID-19.
In Calgary, Sajjal Threading & Waxing Studio Inc., at 1235 17th Ave. S.W., was offering waxing, eyebrow threading and tinting services, according to AHS. These procedures can “contribute to the spread of COVID-19.”
Similarly, Queen’s Nails and Spa at 124 2nd Ave. in Strathmore has been directed to close immediately after offering esthetics services.
Tanya Kim Esthetics, at 1229 Iron Landing Way in Crossfield, about 50 kilometres north of Calgary, must do the same after offering eyebrow microblading and manicures to the public. The inspection also showed the shop had insufficient disinfectant and cleaning procedures in place.
The services contravene public health orders issued by Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health. They “are or may become injurious or dangerous to the public health or which might hinder in any manner the prevention or suppression of disease,” AHS said.
So far, under Phase 1 of Alberta’s relaunch strategy, the only esthetic services allowed to resume operations are hair salons and barber shops.
Other personal services, like manicures, tanning and cosmetic, facial or body treatments, aren’t allowed to reopen until Phase 2, expected for mid-june.
Sajjal Threading & Waxing Studio Inc. in Calgary was forced to close.