Haircuts and pedicures on Santa Clara sidewalks raise new challenges – San José Spotlight – San José Spotlight

Sean Nguyen finally picked up his electric razor again.
“It feels weird to be honest,” Nguyen said Tuesday after finishing his first appointment since March. “But at least I got a client.”
A barber with 13 years of experience, Nguyen was in high demand. His shop, Sean’s Barber Shop, always had “a line of people waiting” but that changed when California shuttered thousands of salons due to the coronavirus four months ago.
On Tuesday, Nguyen and his wife Louie Pham, who owns Orchid Nail Lounge, were among the salon owners who reopened outdoors in Santa Clara County. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, massage parlors and other personal care services can operate outdoors only in counties on the state monitoring list.
Santa Clara County briefly opened its hair and nail salons for indoor operations last Monday for 48 hours before they were shuttered again because the county landed on the monitoring list for a high number of COVID-19 transmissions and hospitalizations.
Both Pham and Nguyen’s shops, located in a Santa Clara shopping center with a sidewalk and street parking spaces, set up chairs and tables on the sidewalk, equipped with hand sanitizers, personal protective equipment and thermometers. Pham’s customers sat 6 feet apart from each other.
According to guidance issued by Newsom, employees must use disposable gloves, single-use applicators, hand sanitizer, refrain from handshakes and hugs and wear masks the entire time.
“It has been a hard day,” Pham said, adding that her phone has been ringing nonstop with new appointments. “It’s definitely a learning curve.”
Until this week, restrictive mandates kept salons from returning to work while other industries resumed. Local hair stylists and nail technicians said they were willing to work with health officials to ensure safety, but were forced to wait for months without guidelines or a reopening date.
Despite allowing the personal care industry to operate outdoors, as many as 95% of salons can’t reopen because they lack access to sidewalks, parking spaces or patios, according to the Professional Beauty Federation of California.
Pham is working with county officials to keep other shop owners informed of the ever-changing guidelines. She posted a video on Facebook detailing safety protocols at her shop Monday night.
“Many are calling me to ask, because there’s no guideline of how this is going to look like,” she said. “We are all clueless.”
Nguyen and Pham said they’re lucky to work again, but business won’t be sustainable outdoors for long. Services are limited, per the state’s guidelines, and setting up workstations outside takes “a great deal of time,” Pham said. Nguyen’s client sat in an armchair Tuesday.
“I’d break my back if I try to move the barber chair in and out every day,” Nguyen said.
Weather is also a concern. If it gets too hot, the heat could alter the chemicals in nail solutions, making it difficult for Pham to craft acrylic nails. Windy and rainy conditions could also complicate working conditions, Nguyen said.
“For now, this gets us somewhere,” he said. “But when it’s winter, I don’t know how this is going to work.”
Donning a pair of gloves, a mask, a face shield and a paper gown, Nguyen welcomed his first customer back Tuesday afternoon outside of his now empty hair salon.
“Do I look like a doctor?” Nguyen joked.
His client, Anthony, has been a regular the last three years. He said he was surprised to see Nguyen’s shop open again this week. Anthony didn’t provide his last name.
“I was gelling it, slicking it, combing it––everything, to try to make it work,” Anthony said of his long hair. “I’m super picky with it, and only this guy can touch it.”
Under the shade of a newly-purchased tent, Pham also caught up with clients, whose names she knew by heart.
“They are like my family,” Pham said.
Contact Tran Nguyen at [email protected] or follow @nguyenntrann on twitter.
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What you need is to get 10 to 20 Barber shops to open up as a normal business. Do haircuts inside and see what happens.
I don’t think the government shuts you down. Ignore the cease and desist order and keep your business open.
You will be a national hero. The networks pick it up.
I am ignoring this idiotic public face mask order. The police aren’t even trying to enforce this nonsense. More than one cop tells people, “I am not going to be bothering people living their lives like normal human beings.”
For you government jokers that are planning on multiple openings and new shutdowns. FORGET IT. It isn’t going to happen at least in some parts of this country.
Well.. here’s our only issue:
Licensing .
We are state licensed professionals.
They can and will revoke licenses .
Because they have complete control over our trade…
WE ARE NOT UNIONIZED.
STUPID , BUT TRUE.
And PS:
I am a self employed PROFESSIONAL.
NOT GOING TO PERFORM
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OUTSIDE. NEITHER SHOULD ANTONE ELSE.
NO WAY.
NOT GOING TO HAPPEN
You got a point.
Only YOU can make this choice. If you are towards the end then I am mean that literally being one of those old timers.
Screw the government. Keep the business going even after your license gets revoked.
Then when you get hauled in Court tell the judge right up front. Take me out to the back 40 and shoot me, the America I was brought up on believes that no person should be denied his chance to make an honest living. You have to stand for something and I am standing right now. You can’t conquer a free man. You can only kill one.
That’s how bad it is getting in this country. If you don’t let people get on with their lives then at some point people are going to say enough is enough.
I was hoping it would never get this bad but we are getting there real quick.
This county Should BE OPEN With the same restrictions!! that cody put in place Gavin needs to stay the hell out of it with his power grab I knew that s.o —- would pull this ….this county is doing fine stop the media lies Gavin says nothing to Musk??? Musk has b….s This county needs to get some…. they had more cases over there And the Cases are not deaths …………Scc Stats 171 deaths (RIP ) in 4 mos!!!! out of 1.95 million PLUS PEOPLE!!!??? and we are closed and THE doom and GLOOM ?? THEY are tests results but people running to ERs …..other counties worse … fauchie said no symtoms stay out of hospitals Gavin wants this Valley Stopped This is POLITICS!!! ya did not vote for this guy thanks if ya did ya get what you asked for
FREDDIE, I feel as though you are one who has actually read the actual statistics I have been posting for months. I added the population just as a reference, but the population numbers don’t figure into the real equation because there are too many unknowns.
Here’s how you and others can do simple math to get the actual (allegedly) death %. We know the death numbers due to COVID-19 are actually less than reported, because those who may have had died from cancer, heart attacks, etc., have been counted as COVID-19. But let’s use their figures.
Santa Clara County, per the COVID-19 tracker (Google it to get the website), is currently showing 181 deaths (allegedly) from the virus. Divide the 181 by the number of “confirmed cases”, which is currently 8,321. You will get 0.02175219% (zero point zero two one seven five two one nine).
MORE TESTING = MORE CASES!! MORE CASES DO NOT = MORE DEATHS!!
I am a licensed CA COSMETOLOGIST.
I am certain that this ridiculous Restrictive guideline was announced in order for the state and county to avoid lawsuits.
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PERFORM PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OUTSIDE. PERIOD.
The state has gotten away w this for so long for one reason only:
WE ARE THE ONLY TRADE THAT IS NOT UNIONIZED.
THE UNION TRADES WERE BACK TO WORK IMMEDIATELY .
GOVERNOR NEWSOM; WE SEE YOU.
AND WE VOTE.
Unionize. No one is stopping you. #workersolidarity #unionstrong
Thanks. Been looking into it all day.
How has this gone so long without anybody doing this?
I used to say “ why doesn’t somebody do something.. then I realized I am somebody “
I mean, when it comes down to it – why not allow places to open for “appointment only” and just cap the number of customers allowed at one time? Let them use the space they pay rent at to operate.
If we are all going to shop at Target, Costco, etc., together, which I assume has the same level of risk – just mandate businesses follow the guidelines and let them open up. Moving out to the sidewalks makes no sense, and creates other safety issues for pedestrians (if the business fronts a public sidewalk on a busy street), that can open up even more liability for the owner.
Screw the government. This is America and people have the right to make an honest living.
Big Red He has to much time left TO DESTROY THIS STATE .. THIS STATE IS BROKE in red…. now that bas…. has it shut down to get MORE MONEY from feds .. BUT There are over 1. 5 Million Votes to recall This nancy …. he should be on nov ballot ?? get HIM OUT BUT NO!!! That lying s o — said their were enough votes TO PUT repeal PROP 13 Back on ballot NOV? when it failed primary?? .. he said 50% and 1 VOTE!!! he wants it to pass Their will be Mass exit of big business, This socialist snake he will send Ballots TO Neighbor COUNTRIES to get what he wants calif better watch it people are waking up thats good
I hope this was meant to be written as “It feels weird, to be honest” instead of “It feels weird to be honest”….. LOL!
Here’s hoping this business owner, and all of the other businesses, gets a lot of business. We will be supporting small businesses as much as possible.
I’m hoping SJS will print this because it’s vital info.
There is a straightforward question that most people would like answered. If someone is infected with COVID-19, how likely is that person to die?
This question is simple, but surprisingly hard to answer.
Here we explain why that is. We’ll discuss the “case fatality rate”, the “crude mortality rate”, and the “infection fatality rate”, and why they’re all different.
The key point is that the “case fatality rate”, the most commonly discussed measure of the risk of dying, is not the answer to the question, for two reasons. One, it relies on the number of confirmed cases, and many cases are not confirmed; and two, it relies on the total number of deaths, and with COVID-19, some people who are sick and will die soon have not yet died. These two facts mean that it is extremely difficult to make accurate estimates of the true risk of death.
The case fatality rate (CFR)
In the media, it is often the “case fatality rate” that is talked about when the risk of death from COVID-19 is discussed.1 This measure is sometimes called case fatality risk or case fatality ratio, or CFR.
But this is not the same as the risk of death for an infected person – even though, unfortunately, journalists often suggest that it is. It is relevant and important, but far from the whole story.
The CFR is very easy to calculate. You take the number of people who have died, and you divide it by the total number of people diagnosed with the disease. So if 10 people have died, and 100 people have been diagnosed with the disease, the CFR is [10 / 100], or 10%.
But it’s important to note that it is the ratio between the number of confirmed deaths from the disease and the number of confirmed cases, not total cases. That means that it is not the same as – and, in fast-moving situations like COVID-19, probably not even very close to – the true risk for an infected person.
Another important metric, which should not be confused with the CFR, is the crude mortality rate.
The crude mortality rate
The “crude mortality rate” is another very simple measure, which like the CFR gives something that might sound like the answer to the question that we asked earlier: if someone is infected, how likely are they to die?
But, just as with CFR, it is actually very different.
The crude mortality rate – sometimes called the crude death rate – measures the probability that any individual in the population will die from the disease; not just those who are infected, or are confirmed as being infected. It’s calculated by dividing the number of deaths from the disease by the total population. For instance, if there were 10 deaths in a population of 1,000, the crude mortality rate would be [10 / 1,000], or 1%, even if only 100 people had been diagnosed with the disease.
This difference is important: unfortunately, people sometimes confuse case fatality rates with crude death rates. A common example is the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918. One estimate, by Johnson and Mueller (2002), is that that pandemic killed 50 million people.2 That would have been 2.7% of the world population at the time. This means the crude mortality rate was 2.7%.
But 2.7% is often misreported as the case fatality rate – which is wrong, because not everyone in the world was infected with Spanish flu. If the crude mortality rate really was 2.7%, then the case fatality rate was much higher – it would be the percentage of people who died after being diagnosed with the disease. [We look at the global death count of this pandemic and others here.]
What we want to know isn’t the case fatality rate: it’s the infection fatality rate
Before we look at what the CFR does tell us about the mortality risk, it is helpful to see what it doesn’t.
Remember the question we asked at the beginning: if someone is infected with COVID-19, how likely is it that they will die? The answer to that question is captured by the infection fatality rate, or IFR.
The IFR is the number of deaths from a disease divided by the total number of cases. If 10 people die of the disease, and 500 actually have it, then the IFR is [10 / 500], or 2%.3,4,5,6,7
To work out the IFR, we need two numbers: the total number of (confirmed) cases and the total number of deaths.
However, as we explain here, the total number of cases of COVID-19 is not known. That’s partly because not everyone with COVID-19 is tested.
We may be able to estimate the total number of cases and use it to calculate the IFR – and researchers do this. But the total number of cases is not known, so the IFR cannot be accurately calculated. And, despite what some media reports imply, the CFR is not the same as – or, probably, even similar to – the IFR.
An easy thing to do that doesn’t require lots of smarts is to go and get the California COVID mortality data and use Excel to plot a histogram. The vast majority of people dying are over 65.
Old and unhealthy people die.
Get over it.
When it comes to election I hope people remember our fearless leader Newscum. Please get Mr. Tyrant out of office. Also, can’t forget about Lickardo and his extension.
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