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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Monroe 11-23-2015. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Health Department — See Ch. 71.
Health and sanitation — See Ch. 305.
The Director of Health shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
A. 
As used in this chapter, the terms "barbering" and "hairdressing and cosmetology" shall have the same meaning as defined in the Connecticut Public Health Code, as amended.
B. 
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BARBERSHOP
Any establishment engaged in the practice of barbering for the public.
CHANGING ROOM
A separate and discrete area, not a toilet facility, where customers may change from their street clothes to a gown prior to receiving services.
DIRECTOR OF HEALTH
The Director of Health of the Town of Monroe, or his/her duly authorized agent.
DISINFECT
To use a chemical or physical process to destroy harmful organisms, including bacteria, viruses, germs, and fungi.
ESTABLISHMENT
Any premises, building, or part of a building, where any salon activity permitted by the Director of Health is practiced.
HAIRDRESSING AND COSMETOLOGY SALON
Any establishment engaged in the practice of hairdressing, cosmetology, and/or barbering for the public.
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
A person who works in an independent trade, business, or profession in which they offer their services to the public. They are generally not employees of the company and perform services for another person under an expressed or implied agreement.
MOBILE WORK STATION/MOBILE SALONS
A modular space which can be used for multiple purposes through the use of mobile equipment.
NAIL SALON
An indoor establishment or kiosk that offers, provides, permits or allocates space for the manicuring of healthy fingernails and pedicuring of healthy toenails or enlists the use of chemicals which include but is not limited to resins, plasticizers, solvents, pigments, creams, emollients, adhesives, paints or compressed air brush equipment for the purpose of treating, painting, repairing, and enhancing of the human fingernails and toenails.
NAIL TECHNICIAN
A person, who for compensation, cuts, shapes, polishes or enhances the appearance of the healthy nails of the hands and feet, including but not limited to, the application and removal of sculptured or artificial nails.
OPERATOR
An operator is any person, including, but not limited to, a licensed, hairdresser/cosmetician or barber, or unlicensed person who is performing tasks allowed under the scope of this Code and the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut.
SALON
Includes any shop, store, day spa or other commercial establishment at which the practice of barbering, hairdressing and cosmetology, tanning or the services of a nail technician, or any combination thereof, is offered and provided.
SANITIZE
Effective antibacterial treatment by a process that provides sufficient concentration of chemicals for enough time to reduce the bacteria count including pathogens to a safe level on equipment.
SHAMPOO STATION
A shampoo station consists of a shampoo bowl (sink) and a shampoo chair.
TANNING DEVICE
Any equipment used for tanning the skin that emits ultraviolet radiation, including but not limited to, a tanning booth, tanning bed or sunlamp which includes high pressure tanning lamps. Tanning devices are any accompanying equipment, including, but not limited to, protective eyewear, timers, and handrails.
TANNING SALON/FACILITY
A room or booth that houses equipment or beds used for tanning human skin by the use of fluorescent sun lamps using ultraviolet or other artificial radiation.
TREATMENT ROOM
Rooms located in an establishment where services/procedures are performed, such as waxing, facials, and massage.
WORKING AREA
A working area is defined as a separate room with more than one work station, or a private room set aside to serve one customer at a time.
WORK STATION
A work station is defined as a chair, countertop and floor space set aside for the purpose of serving a customer, including floor space for the operator to stand while serving the customer.
A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall own, operate, or maintain a salon without a valid license issued by the Director of Health. Only a person, firm or corporation who complies with the requirements of this code shall be entitled to receive or retain such a license.
B. 
All separate businesses or establishments, e.g., a "salon within a salon," shall be separately licensed.
C. 
Licenses shall be valid until the expiration date indicated on the license unless suspended or revoked by the Director of Health, or until such time as the facility changes owners, closes, or goes out-of-business.
D. 
Licenses shall not be transferable from person to person or from location to location. The valid license shall be posted in a location easily observed by consumers.
E. 
All salon licenses shall expire on December 31 of each year, unless otherwise indicated, and may be renewed for another year upon application and payment of an annual fee, provided that the salon is in compliance with this Code, the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut, and any other applicable codes, regulations or statutes.
F. 
A temporary license may be granted to operate a salon for events not to exceed 14 consecutive calendar days.
A. 
Any barbershop, hairdressing, cosmetology shop, or tanning salon owner contracting out a chair, "work station," or floor space shall state such on the permit application form.
B. 
The shop owner will ensure that all contractors safely perform their duties within their scope of practice.
A. 
Any person desiring to operate a salon shall make written application for a license, at least 10 business days prior to opening a new salon, or the change of ownership, on forms provided by the Director of Health. Such application shall be submitted and approved prior to start of construction, remodeling, converting, or taking ownership of a new salon. A plan review will be required as part of the license application process whenever a salon is being constructed or remodeled, or when there is a change of owner.
B. 
The application shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee.
C. 
Prior to the issuance of final approval for license, the Director of Health or his authorized agent shall conduct a preoperational inspection of the salon to determine compliance with the provisions of this Code, the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut, and other applicable codes, regulations or statutes.
D. 
The Director of Health shall issue a new license to the applicant if the inspection reveals that the salon complies with the requirements of this chapter, the Connecticut Public Health Code and any other applicable codes, regulations or statutes. Licensed facilities must comply with the requirements of this chapter, the Connecticut Public Health Code and any other applicable codes, regulations or statutes.
E. 
Any person who does not make application for renewal of his salon license before the expiration date of such license shall be required to pay the Monroe Health Department a late fee for each day beyond the expiration date of his license in addition to the regular license fee.
F. 
No salon license shall be granted to any individual to operate as a barbershop or hairdressing/cosmetology salon unless such person is properly licensed as a barber or hairdresser/cosmetician for a minimum duration as provided by Connecticut General Statutes.
G. 
The chief corporation officers shall be designated as owners in the event of a corporation.
H. 
State-licensed operators in a barbershop and hairdressing/cosmetology salon shall have and display a current hairdresser/cosmetician or barbers license issued by the State of Connecticut.
At least once a year, the Director of Health, or authorized agent, shall inspect each barbershop, hairdressing, cosmetology shop, and/or tanning salon and shall make as many additional inspections as are necessary for the enforcement of this Code and the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut. Any shop offering pedicures as a service will be inspected a minimum of twice a year.
The Director of Health or his authorized agent shall be permitted, after proper identification, to enter during normal business hours of the establishment, or at any other reasonable time, any salon for the purpose of making inspections, as deemed necessary by the Director of Health or his authorized agent, to determine compliance with this chapter, the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut, and any other applicable codes, regulations or statutes.
When it comes to the attention of the Director of Health that a salon is operating without a valid license, the Director of Health shall order the establishment to close and to cease all operations immediately.
A. 
The Director of Health may suspend any license to operate a salon if the license holder does not comply with the requirements of this chapter, the Connecticut Public Health Code or any other applicable code, regulation or statute.
B. 
In the event that the Director of Health, or authorized agent, finds unsanitary conditions or other conditions in the operation of a barbershop, hairdressing and/or cosmetology salon, or tanning salon, which in his judgment constitutes a violation of this chapter, the Connecticut Public Health Code or any other applicable code, regulation or statute, or if a repeated violation or set of violations appears on more than one consecutive inspection report, the Director of Health may issue a notice of intent to suspend the license to the license holder or operator citing such conditions, specifying the corrective action to be taken and time frame within which action shall be taken, if deemed necessary, order immediate correction.
C. 
If correction is not made in the allotted time, the license shall be suspended and a written order issued to the owner or operator to cease the operation of the salon. Salon operations shall immediately cease upon delivery of written order.
D. 
The salon establishment shall not resume operations until written approval of reinstatement of the license has been issued by the Director of Health. A suspended license shall be removed from the premises by the Director of Health or his/her designee.
E. 
One copy of the order to cease salon operations shall be posted by the owner upon the inner surface of the window of the front entrance door of the salon establishment or upon the nearest window thereto in such a manner as to be clearly visible to the general public from the exterior of such establishment. Said order to cease operations shall not be defaced or removed by any person except the Director of Health, or his authorized agent.
F. 
The Director of Health may immediately suspend, without warning, prior notice, or hearing, any license to operate a salon if the owner, operator or person in charge has interfered with the performance of the Director of Health's duties or if the operation constitutes an imminent health hazard to the public. An imminent health hazard shall include, but not be limited to, any of the following:
(1) 
An ongoing outbreak of an infectious, pathogenic or toxic agent capable of being transmitted to consumers;
(2) 
The absence of potable water, supplied under pressure, in a quantity which, in the opinion of the Director of Health, is capable of meeting the needs of the facility;
(3) 
A sewage backup into the facility;
(4) 
An individual performing procedures requiring licensure by the State of Connecticut when such individual does not have a valid state license;
(5) 
The absence of an approved sanitizer/disinfectant or evidence that sanitizer/ disinfectant is not being used properly to thoroughly clean implements and equipment after each client;
(6) 
The absence of adequate hot water supply as provided in this chapter.
G. 
A written order to cease and desist, issued to the license holder of the facility from the Director of Health, will follow within 24 hours. When a license is suspended, all salon operations within the establishment shall cease immediately and shall not resume until written approval to resume has been issued by the Director of Health. The Director of Health, or authorized agent, shall remove a suspended license from the premises.
The Director of Health may, after providing opportunity for hearing and appeal, revoke a license for repeated imminent health hazards or repeated violations of any of the requirements of this chapter, the Connecticut Public Health Code, other applicable codes, regulations or ordinances, or for repeated interference with the Director of Health or his authorized agent in the performance of their duties. Prior to revocation, the Director of Health shall notify the license holder or person in charge, in writing, of the reasons for which the license is subject to revocation and that the license shall be revoked at the end of 10 days following service of such notice unless an appeal is filed with the Director of Health by the license holder within 72 hours (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and Town holidays) of receipt of the notice. If no appeal is filed within these 72 hours, the revocation of the license becomes final.
Written notices and orders provided for in this Code shall be deemed to have been properly served when a copy of the notice or order has been delivered personally or sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the owner, license holder or person in charge of the salon. A copy of any such notice or order shall be filed in the records of the Director of Health.
The Director of Health shall conduct the hearings provided for in this chapter at a designated place and time. The Director of Health shall make a final finding based upon the complete hearing record, and shall sustain, modify or rescind any notice or order considered in the hearing. The Director of Health shall furnish a copy of the written report of the hearing decision to the license holder within 10 calendar days of the hearing date.
The owner or operator of a salon aggrieved by any written notice or order may, within 72 hours (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and Town holidays) after the receipt of such notice and/or order, appeal to the Director of Health who shall thereupon immediately examine the merits of such case and may vacate, modify or affirm such written notice or order. The owner or operator of a salon who is aggrieved by such action of the Director of Health may, no later than 72 hours (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and Town holidays) after the date of receipt of such notice or order appeal to the State of Connecticut Commissioner of Health who shall thereupon immediately notify the authority from whose order the appeal was taken and examine the merits of such case and may vacate, modify or affirm such action in accordance with the Connecticut General Statutes.
A. 
Subsequent to suspension. Whenever a license has been suspended, the holder of the suspended license may request a hearing with the Director of Health for permit reinstatement. Within five business days following the receipt of a written request, including a statement signed by the applicant that, in his opinion, the conditions causing the suspension have been corrected, the Director of Health, or his/her authorized agent, shall make a re-inspection. If the Director of Health, or authorized agent determines that the applicant has complied with the requirements of this Code and the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut, the license shall be reinstated and returned to the license holder.
B. 
Subsequent to revocation. After a period of 60 days from the date of revocation, a written application may be made for the issuance of a new license. Procedures delineated in this chapter for obtaining a new license shall be followed.
Whenever a salon having a permanent location is to be constructed, substantially remodeled or altered, or converted, or when an existing establishment changes owner, properly prepared scaled plans detailing equipment layout, equipment specification and finish surfaces shall be submitted along with a completed plan review application which outlines the requirements for such construction, remodeling or alteration of the salon. Any such construction, remodeling, or alteration without written plan review approval from the Director of Health shall be in violation of this chapter.
A. 
Water supply.
(1) 
An adequate supply of hot and cold running water, at proper temperatures, from a municipal or approved private source shall be provided for service for customers, cleanliness of employees and for washing floors, walls, ceiling and equipment. All sinks and showers in the establishment must have hot and cold running water at all times. Hot water shall be supplied at a minimum of 105º F. and, at any faucet or shower, shall not exceed 110º F.
(2) 
Any salon utilizing a well that meets the definition of a public water system according to the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut, Section 19-13-B102a (as amended), will be subject to all statutes and regulations that are applicable to public water systems.
(3) 
In a tanning salon each customer shall have access at all times to a safe and sanitary supply of drinking water.
B. 
Waste disposal.
(1) 
Wastewater from all plumbing fixtures shall be discharged into municipal sewers or approved subsurface sewage disposal systems. Oils, greases, industrial/commercial wastes, toxic chemicals and wastewater that is not sewage, as defined in Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut, Section 19-13-B103b (a), shall not be discharged to a subsurface sewage disposal system.
(2) 
Mineral oil and chemical laden swabs or cloth shall be placed in a metal container with a foot-actuated cover. The use of mineral oils shall be closely supervised. All waste receptacles shall be emptied at least once per work shift or sooner as needed. All waste materials from nail salon workstations shall be removed from the premises to exterior commercial refuse storage containers before closing of establishment for the business day.
C. 
Equipment. Equipment used in the establishment must be commercial grade and designed for such purpose. Homemade equipment or equipment not designed for such purpose is prohibited.
D. 
Plumbing fixtures.
(1) 
Plumbing fixtures shall be of impervious material and of a type which is easily cleanable. They shall be free from cracks and from parts which are not readily accessible for cleaning. They shall be of a type which does not constitute a hazard to a public water supply through back siphonage, or cross-connection.
(2) 
All plumbing installation and fixtures shall conform to applicable building and plumbing codes.
(3) 
There shall be one shampoo sink for every three work stations.
(4) 
Shampoo bowls shall be used for barbering, hairdressing and cosmetology work only.
(5) 
A utility sink must be provided for cleaning the facility. Those premises in continuous operation by a single licensee prior to March 11, 2009, are exempt from this requirement.
(6) 
At least one hand wash sink shall be located in each private treatment room and in each work area in order to provide for proper hand washing before each customer and by the technician, prior to rendering services. Hand wash signs shall be posted at all hand sinks designating sinks as such. Those premises in continuous operation by a single licensee prior to March 11, 2009, are exempt from this requirement.
(7) 
Each establishment shall have a minimum of one sink for the purpose of cleaning and disinfecting implements and utensils.
(8) 
If showers are provided in tanning salons, shower floors shall be constructed of non-absorbent, non-slippery materials, and sloped toward a properly installed floor drain.
E. 
Floors. Floors shall be nonporous and easily cleanable. Floors where tinting or shampooing are done, or where chemicals for bleaching hair are used, shall have hard and washable surfaces. Floors shall be kept clean and in good repair. If carpeting or similar material is used for a floor covering, it shall be of a light color with a single loop pile of not more than 1/4 inch in height. Such floor covering shall be kept clean by vacuuming at least daily and shampooing at least annually or more frequently if the covering is not clean.
F. 
Cove base. Any cosmetology shop that offers hair dressing or barbering shall have properly fitted sanitary cove base installed.
G. 
Lighting fixtures. Lighting fixtures shall be in sufficient number and properly placed so as to provide adequate illumination.
H. 
Process ventilation.
(1) 
The establishment shall be properly and adequately ventilated so as to remove chemical vapor emissions, excess heat and odors. Ventilation shall comply with state and local building codes and ordinances.
(2) 
Nail salons using nail polishes, enamels, basecoats, hardeners, and chemical solvents are deemed to create indoor vapor emissions and shall not pollute nor negatively affect the indoor air quality of adjacent premises.
(3) 
The Director of Health may order the correction of nuisance conditions should they occur.
I. 
Cabinets. Cabinets shall be provided for storage of chemicals, clean linens, towels, blankets and gowns. Cabinets shall have tight-fitting doors that shall be kept closed at all times. Linens, towels, blankets and gowns are not to be stored on the floor or in a coat/utility closet.
J. 
Receptacle for used towels and gowns. A covered receptacle, which can be readily emptied and cleaned, shall be provided and maintained in a sanitary manner. Chemically soiled towels and linens shall be stored in fire-retardant containers.
K. 
Refuse. Covered containers for hair droppings, paper and other waste material shall be provided and maintained in a sanitary manner. Exterior commercial refuse storage and disposal services shall be provided.
L. 
Toilet facilities.
(1) 
Adequate toilet facilities and hand wash sinks must be provided for customers and employees. Such facilities and washbasins shall be kept clean and in working order.
(2) 
Shower floors and walls shall be cleaned and disinfected at least once every 24 hours when in operation. Adequate and conveniently located handwashing facilities shall be provided with hot and cold running water, a sanitary pump soap dispenser, single-use towels, and a receptacle for used paper towels for customers and employees.
(3) 
A covered refuse receptacle shall be provided in the ladies' room.
M. 
Work stations.
(1) 
Chairs in hair cutting work stations shall be at least 54 inches apart, center to center. Those premises in continuous operation by a single licensee prior to March 11, 2009, are exempt from this requirement. A two-foot wide workspace shall be maintained behind each chair for the operator. Those premises in continuous operation by a single licensee prior to March 11, 2009, are exempt from this requirement.
(2) 
A minimum one-and-one-half-foot space shall be maintained between pedicure chairs. Those premises in continuous operation by a single licensee prior to March 11, 2009, are exempt from this requirement.
(3) 
Three-foot-wide aisles that are separate and discrete from work areas shall be maintained throughout the establishment. No hair dryers shall be placed in any waiting room or encroach on the required three-foot wide aisle space. Mobile stations must be designed to provide the same workspace and separating distances as fixed stations. For a mobile station, it is assumed that the dryer can be accommodated in the workspace designated for the operator.
N. 
Barbershop, hairdressing, cosmetology or nail salon in residence.
(1) 
A salon located in a residence must be confined to a separate room, separated with ceiling-high partitions and provided with a door to be closed at all times.
(2) 
The area within a home operated as a salon must be equipped with the facilities and instruments required in all such establishments.
(3) 
All salons operated in a residence shall comply with all applicable local requirements for home-based businesses, including but not limited to zoning regulations.
A. 
Maintenance.
(1) 
The licensee of every salon shall keep it in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.
(2) 
Work stations must be kept clean of filing dust, nail clippings, and hair.
(3) 
Hair droppings shall not be allowed to accumulate on floors such that an unsanitary condition is created. Hair droppings shall be removed frequently and as soon as possible.
(4) 
The interior of the facility shall be maintained in good repair and in a safe, clean, sanitary condition, free from all accumulation of dirt and rubbish.
B. 
Licenses.
(1) 
The license issued to the salon by the Director of Health must be posted at the entrance of the establishment.
(2) 
For all workers requiring a state-issued license in the performance of their functions with the salon, the establishment must keep a copy of each of such worker's licenses at the front desk at all times for inspection by the Director of Health.
C. 
Walls, ceilings and fixtures.
(1) 
Ceilings shall be kept in good repair, and cracks in walls, especially around baseboards, shall be filled in so as to prevent the harboring and breeding of insects.
(2) 
Cabinets, shelves, furniture, shampoo bowls and fixtures shall be kept clean and free of dust, dirt and hair droppings. Arms, seats and rests of chairs shall be wiped of hair droppings after serving each customer.
D. 
Sanitary services.
(1) 
No person infected with any infectious disease shall be serviced.
(2) 
A towel shall not be used for more than one person without being properly laundered before each use.
(3) 
Each tanning salon shall provide to its customers paper or cloth towels which may not be shared, for the purpose of wiping down equipment or to be used for personal use. Cloth towels must be washed and sanitized after each use.
(4) 
A sanitary paper strip or clean towel shall be placed completely around the neck of each customer before an apron or any protective device is fastened around the neck.
(5) 
A commercial laundry service shall be used for laundering if not done on the premises. Clean towels shall be delivered in a closed container and kept in a clean, cabinet or closet. A copy of the laundering invoice shall be made available to the health inspector upon request. Washing and/or drying of towels in a private home is prohibited.
(6) 
A sanitizing and disinfecting agent shall be used when washing towels and linens on the premises.
E. 
Sanitation of equipment and implements.
(1) 
Pedicure stations, foot spas, nail station tables, tanning beds, and all other surfaces that come in contact with the customer shall be kept clean and sanitary at all times and shall undergo cleaning and sanitizing between each customer.
(2) 
Hair brushes, combs, electric clippers and all other implements used on a customer shall be kept clean and sanitary at all times and shall undergo thorough cleansing and sanitizing after serving each customer or single-service disposable implements shall be used. Each hair cutting station, nail and pedicure station shall be provided with a container of sanitizing solution.
(3) 
Clean and sanitized implements shall be stored in sanitary-covered containers which shall contain a disinfectant, or in a clean drawer.
(4) 
After handling a customer affected with an eruption or whose skin is broken out or is inflamed or contains pus, the instruments shall be effectively cleaned, washed with soap or a detergent and water, then rinsed with water having a temperature of at least 170º F. or allowed to remain for five minutes in alcohol (70% ethyl alcohol or 99% isopropyl alcohol) or some other disinfectant or sanitizing process approved in advance by the Director of Health.
(5) 
Shaker-top containers must be provided for dispensing lotions and powders. All products not stored in the original container must be clearly labeled at all stations.
(6) 
Single-service towels, papers, emery boards, orange sticks, buffing blocks, waxing sticks, cosmetic sponges, and other material shall be disposed of in the proper receptacle immediately after use on each customer and shall not be used again. However, orange sticks, emery boards, buffing squares, cosmetic sponges and disposable nail bits may be kept for use on the same customer if kept in a covered container labeled with the customer's name.
(7) 
All disposable materials that come into contact with blood and/or body fluids shall be disposed of in sealable plastic bags prior to placing in the waste receptacle.
(8) 
All articles that come into direct contact with the customer's skin, nails, or hair that cannot be effectively cleaned and sanitized shall be disposed of in a covered waste receptacle immediately after use. However, orange sticks, emery boards, buffing squares, cosmetic sponges and disposable nail bits may be kept for use on the same customer if kept in a covered container labeled with the customer's name.
F. 
Shaving brushes, shaving mugs, finger bowls and credo blades. The use of nondisposable shaving brushes, shaving mugs, and all credo blades are prohibited. The Director of Health has the authority to remove these items from the premises. The use of finger bowls for manicuring purposes is allowed, but the finger bowl must be properly cleaned and sanitized after each customer. Disposable, single-use finger bowls may be used.
G. 
Alum and other astringents. Alum or other material used to stop the flow of blood shall be applied in powdered or liquid form only.
H. 
Neck dusters, powder puffs, makeup brushes and sponges. The use of brush neck dusters, powder puffs, makeup brushes and sponges is prohibited unless they are single-use disposable implements.
A. 
Equipment and implements must be thoroughly cleaned with a detergent (soap, trisodium phosphate, etc.) and warm water.
B. 
Chemicals suitable for low temperature washing (less than 158º F.) of towels and linens shall be used. Lysol or household bleach (for whites) shall be used to manufacturer's specifications. Color-safe bleach may not be used.
C. 
Barbicide disinfectant constitutes satisfactory sanitation and disinfection of implements. Manufacturer's specifications must be followed. No method is considered effective without prior thorough cleaning with detergent (soap, trisodium phosphate, etc.) and warm water.
D. 
All other chemical methods of sanitizing and disinfecting must have prior approval in writing by the Director of Health. Equipment specifications shall accompany requests for approval.
E. 
Nonchemical methods of sanitizing must be approved in writing by the Director of Health. Equipment specifications shall accompany requests for approval.
F. 
Disinfection procedures must follow manufacturer instructions and be approved by the Director of Health. All disinfectants must be EPA registered and approved for use by the Director of Health.
Food and beverages shall not be prepared, stored or sold in the licensed premises, except with a valid food service establishment license by the Director of Health. Coffee and tea may be prepared and kept for the convenience of employees and patrons, but no charge is to be made to patrons who are served. Food and nonalcoholic beverages may, however, be brought into the licenses premises, from an approved source, for immediate consumption and also may be dispensed by means of automatic vending machines on the premises.
No animals, pets or live birds shall be permitted in any salon, except for a guide or assistance dog as provided under federal law and Connecticut General Statutes.
An employee break room shall be provided if food and nonalcoholic beverages are to be consumed by the employees. Those premises in continuous operation by the same licensee prior to March 11, 2009, are exempt from this requirement.
A. 
Cleanliness of operators. The hands of the operator shall be thoroughly washed with soap and warm water before serving each customer and immediately after using the toilet, or after eating.
B. 
Health of operators.
(1) 
No person known to be infected with any communicable disease in an infectious stage shall engage in barbering, hairdressing or cosmetology, and no person so affected shall be employed as a barber, hairdresser, cosmetician or nail technician.
(2) 
Operators shall not eat or drink while providing services to a customer.
Operators shall wear, while attending any customer in a salon, clean, washable garments.