Like many businesses around the country, the Nile Style Barbershop has had to evolve to protect its staff as well as its clients from the coronavirus pandemic. The Black-owned Baltimore barbershop now requires infrared temperature checks and masks. The barbershop also requires clients to answer a coronavirus questionnaire found on a health care kiosk.
“It kind of gives us a baseline idea of the individual and possibly where they’ve been and who they’ve come in contact with,” Kennard Perry, a senior partner and barber at the Nile Style Barbershop, told CNN.
The results of the survey and the infrared temperature check determine whether clients get haircuts or not.
And if those clients do not end up in the barber chair, they will not leave empty-handed. Nile Style makes sure that the client is armed with a list of health care providers who can determine if that person needs a coronavirus test.
“We have to take care of one another,” said Perry.