Getting their style back at Valley Manor

BARRY’S BAY– “We’re all going to look like sheep-dogs in here.”

These were the sentiments of Valley Manor resident Alice Sullivan (nee Brohart) after she and many others went months without a haircut for safety’s sake during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Barber shops and hair salons were among the many businesses and services this past March forced to shut their doors.

While the sacrifices have been trying at times, precautions have been necessary ones, to prevent the spread of the virus, especially to our vulnerable and elderly population.

By June, Valley Manor Hairdresser and Barber Sandie Cowan was beyond thrilled when Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared Stage 2 of reopening the province. At long last, establishments providing personal care services could open with the proper health and safety protocols in place, in keeping with Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care guidelines.

“It was a great delight to all residents when Valley Manor CEO Trisha Sammon announced that the hair shop would reopen on June 25,” Cowan said.

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