May 18, 2020
We now have access to the Healthy At Work guidelines for re-opening Barber Shops on May 25th. The guidelines are avaliable at the link below. You can also find them at https://govstatus.egov.com/ky-healthy-at-work.
Barber Healthy at Work Guidelines.pdf
Renewals will still begin on June 1; however, the board voted to extend the renewal period this year. You will have until September 1st to renew licenses. ALL renewals will need to be either mailed to our office or renewed on our website: http://barbering.ky.gov. We will not be accepting walk-in traffic for renewals this year.
If you plan to renew your licenses online, the Barber License will need to be done first and then you can renew the shop or ICO license. Each license will need to be renewed one at a time, and you will need to clear the browser history on your phone or computer between each license renewed. There is no processing fee for using the online portal to renew your licenses.
The following is a list of fees that will be implemented by the board for this renewal period.
Barber License- $50
Barber Shop License- $50
Independent Contact Owner- $50
Barber school license- $200
Teacher of barbering- $100
May 4, 2020
While we are still waiting on the official response from Healthy at Work we wanted to post our guidelines as a basis on where to start on the planning for re-opening of shops. Here are the guidelines that we have submitted, keeping in mind that COVID-19 is an ever changing situation and are subject to change.
April 29, 2020
On April 29, 2020, Governor Beshear announced a tentative opening date for barbershops of May 25, 2020. It is our understanding that if a spike in the number of positive COVID-19 cases occurs before then, he could delay or move the opening date. We have submitted a plan to the Healthy At Work task force which includes guidelines that barbers and barbershops will be required to follow upon reopening. Once approved, the plan will be posted on our website. We do recommend that you start to think about securing items such as thermometers, cloth face coverings (for yourself), as well as extra capes or disposable capes.
As per the governor’s recommendations all State Office Buildings will no longer be allowed to conduct any walk in business in a face to face manner until further notice. Our business will be conducted via mail, email (email@example.com), fax and telephone.
Per the Executive Orders issued by Governor Andy Beshear the following actions are in place and will remain until the Governor lists the restrictions on the Executive Orders:
- ALL Shops are to be closed
- NO person should be practicing
- ALL examination are cancelled and will be rescheduled when allowed
- ALL applications (including exam, shops, endorsement, original licenses and license restorations) are not being processed at this time. If the BOard office receives an application it will be held until normal business has resumed.