Our focus at Paul Mitchell Schools has been on the health and well-being of our entire school community. Our plans are guided by information disseminated by local, state and federal health officials, with additional guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the situation around COVID-19 tends to change rapidly, we are ready to adjust safety measures and operations as needed. In the event of major changes, the school will communicate through email or text to all future professionals and leaders.
Safety on Campus
- Face Coverings: The use of face coverings by everyone, regardless of vaccination status, is recommended while on campus. Face coverings provide a guard against spreading potentially infected droplets to other individuals on campus. Please see the CDC’s website for the latest guidelines on face coverings. Also, make sure to check your local and state requirements for the use of face coverings.
- Hand Hygiene: To prevent the spread of germs during COVID-19, it is advisable to wash your hands at reasonable intervals with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to keep clean hands.
- Daily Symptom Checks: During this time, all Future Professionals and employees are required to conduct a self-administered daily symptom check before coming to campus. Anyone experiencing any symptoms of illness consistent with COVID-19 as described here or anyone who has been exposed to a known positive case of COVID-19, should act in line with the guidance available here and should follow the guidance for isolation or quarantine available above.
- Exposure to COVID-19: Everyone who has been exposed should self-monitor for symptoms and follow CDC guidelines for quarantine, or the guidance from the agency that contacted you regarding quarantine procedures and time frames. See the CDC’s website for current information on isolation and quarantine.
- Tested Positive: If you have tested positive, please notify the schools Future Professional Advisor or School Director. If you have a medical question or concern, please contact your physician. Please note you are required to isolate, quarantine, or take other actions in line with the guidance available here.
- Vaccination: According to the CDC, vaccination is the leading prevention strategy to protect individuals from COVID-19 disease and end the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit vaccines.gov to find out where you can get vaccinated in your community.
As information and guidelines are subject to change very quickly, it is recommended you call the school directly at 803-772-2232 to learn more.
Public Health Information
Support for Coping and Resilience during COVID-19
Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions to the pandemic. If you are experiencing any emotional distress, please contact the Disaster Distress Helpline. This national agency provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to COVID-19. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.
To reach the helpline, call or text 1-800-985-5590 or visit DisasterDistress.samhsa.gov.
For information about the virus, variants, vaccination and other health-related matters, we encourage you to review resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.