Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) Updates & Resources
We will keep you apprised of how COVID-19 is impacting our locations, as well as our efforts to keep you safe. Please refer to this page for updates.
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Business Status Updates for Christine Valmy Locations:
New York City Location Status:
We have received permission to resume education in our school building. The School remains closed to the public for clinic services.
For our school reopen plan, please CLICK HERE.
Many of our staff members will continue to work remotely during regular business hours. Should you need to contact us, you can email [email protected]
Christine Valmy is a BPSS-regulated school and is compliant with BPSS guidelines, all State and local laws, regulations, and Executive Orders applicable to private businesses in New York State related to the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to learn about the safety protocols we’ve implemented at our NYC School.
New Jersey Location Status:
We have received permission by Governor Murphy in Executive Order 155 to resume education in our school building. The School remains closed to the public for clinic services, pursuant to Executive Order 155. Regulations and requirements from the Dept. of Consumer Affairs will be forthcoming.
Please CLICK HERE to review our plan for reopening, including procedures and precautions, as submitted to the NJ State Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling.
Our administrative staff is currently working remotely, with limited weekly on-site hours, on regular business days. Should you need to contact us, you can email [email protected]
Message to students:
We are working closely and quickly with the relevant government agencies to determine the best next steps for your courses. Our goal is to maintain continuity for your education, while also minimizing any risk to your health. We will keep you updated on new developments as soon as they occur.
Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. We are grateful to have you in the Christine Valmy family.
We take every possible measure to ensure the integrity of our products
At Christine Valmy, we always maintain a sterile environment in our laboratory and factory. Anyone who enters the area is required to wear protective gear, and we disinfect continuously throughout the day. In light of the recent developments in regard to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have increased our cleaning staff in order to maximize the frequency of cleaning every surface and machine. In addition, we are requiring that any staff who is not feeling well, or who lives with someone who is not feeling well, stay home.
For our business community
Click here for resources and guidance from probeauty.org as you navigate the new, complicated circumstances.
Click here for mandatory guidelines and best practices from New York State in regard to reopening your spa or salon.
What we know about Coronavirus (COVID-19):
Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many of them, and they are fairly common. COVID-19 is the name given to the disease caused by the new coronavirus that appeared recently in China. The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the flu with fever, coughing and shortness of breath. It appears to mainly be spread through close person-to-person contact. It may be possible for someone to touch a surface or object with the virus on it and then touch their nose or mouth and become infected, but this is not the main way the virus spreads, according to CDC and other health experts.
How you can work to protect yourself:
In addition to all the normal things you do to stay healthy, the preventive measures are the same as for the flu or other viruses, according to CDC:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Informational Resources:
Please be sure to educate yourself on how to best stay healthy and safe. These resources from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are a good place to start.
Visit the CDC website on Coronavirus here.
Other Resources from the CDC:
- How the Coronavirus spreads
- Prevention & Treatment
- What you need to know about the Coronavirus Disease
- What to do if you are sick with the Coronavirus Disease
- Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Please feel free to email [email protected] with any questions or concerns as we monitor this situation. We encourage you to remain calm, but also to stay informed and be prepared.