Hair Salons and Barber Shops Prepare to Open/COVID-19 Updates

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Summary for most recent day of reporting in Connecticut

Day-to-day changes reflect newly reported cases, deaths, and tests that occurred over the last several days to week. All data in this report are preliminary; data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected. Hospitalization data were collected by the Connecticut Hospital Association. Deaths* reported to either the OCME or DPH are included in the daily COVID-19 update.*For public health surveillance, COVID-19-associated deaths include persons who tested positive for COVID-19 around the time of death (confirmed) and persons whose death certificate lists COVID-19 disease as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death (probable).

Category Text Total Change Direction Change
Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases   41,303 +     430
COVID-19 Associated Deaths     3,769 +       27
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19        694        12
Patients Tested for COVID-19 225,362 +  3,636

Charts represent the date the data were reported to the CT DPH.  Cases and deaths are cumulative over time.  Hospitalization data are collected by CT Hospital Association

Source: Department of Public Health 

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Local Results                                                                                                                  

Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State        291                     + 7

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State             65                     + 3

A complete listing by town and county of all COVID-19 cases being reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health, and various analyses of those cases, can be found by following this link:

Hair Salons and Barber Shops Prepare to Open

The much anticipated re-opening of hair salons and barber shops begins on June 1st.  Shops will be permitted to open in a limited capacity only if they have completed the certification through the State of Connecticut and have submitted a plan to the Westport Weston Health District for review and approval. First, the business owner/operator should complete the certification that can be found on the State of Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development’s website (  Next, a plan detailing how the shop will operate safety should be submitted to the Westport Weston Health District for review and approval.  Both the State of Connecticut’s certification AND the WWHD’s approval are needed before the business is able to open its doors to clients.

The plan should demonstrate the following:

  • DECD certification completed
  • Employee training and daily health checks in place
  • Cleaning plan and schedule
  • Personal Protective Equipment for staff and clients
  • Floor plan with adequate spacing requirements
  • Schedule and log for employee screening
  • Waiting area closed (appointments only)
  • Non-essential amenities removed
  • Hand washing sink/sanitizer availability
  • Flow of service and list of services offered
  • Social distancing markers
  • Contactless payment
  • 2-1-1 hotline signage for reporting violations witnessed by staff or clients

Click the link for the COVID-19 Cosmetology Compliance Checklist for your reference. It is based on the State of Connecticut’s business sector guidelines.

Submitted plans will be reviewed and approved by WWHD.  Plans should include the establishment’s name and address, and a contact person’s name, email, and phone number. Incomplete plans or missing information may delay approval for opening the establishment.  Please call 203.227.9571 ext. 225 with questions about plan submission or email  We look forward to assisting businesses as they restart operations.