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Cosmetology Reopening at Waymart

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July 28, 2020 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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Inmates at SCI Waymart have been waiting four long months for a haircut, and on July 16 they got some good news: the cosmetology school reopened.

This reopening was the collaboration of extensive planning and intensive cleaning. Administration, medical, purchasing, education, laundry, safety and security all played key roles in developing a plan of action that was safe, effective and manageable.

Prior to doing haircutting, the cosmetologists were quarantined. Once the quarantine was lifted, they received orientation on the new haircutting, personal protective equipment and sanitation procedures that would be implemented. Cosmetology Instructor Tami McCollum and Correctional Healthcare Administrator Desiree Hartman did a phenomenal job instructing the cosmetologists, janitor and teacher aides. 

Waymart is fortunate to have zero cases of COVID-19 with inmates, and staff and inmates there are determined to keep that number at zero.

 When departments work together, everyone wins!

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