Is it safe to go to a nail salon now? What experts want you to know

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Social distancing can be nearly impossible during a nail service, so personal protective equipment is critical to ensure the safety of both employees and clients. "Masks may help prevent transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from the person wearing a mask, but they aren't a fail-safe," Dr. Natasha Chida, assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said.

There are multiple ways that coronavirus can spread in a nail salon, so it's important to be aware of your surroundings and avoid touching too many shared surfaces. It's also wise to carry hand sanitizer with you.