May 19, 2020
It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that one of our locations in Indianapolis was visited today by the Marion County Public Health Department and we were informed by them that “Tanning Services” are ordered in Marion County to be closed thru June 1, 2020 per public health order 10-2020. Therefore, we will have to comply and close the tanning portion of our stores in Marion County until this order is lifted. Prior to us opening back up on Saturday May 16th we contacted the Mayors action line and asked for clarification if tanning services would be permitted to open like other retail business on May 16th and the representative we spoke with said they could not find a specific category for us and we could reopen if we were a retail business and did not perform personal services like a hair salon, nail salon, massage services or a tattoo parlor, we explained we do not perform any of those services and the representative said then I think you should be allowed to open under the general retail classification with all of the other social distance measures in place and other precautions. We said great we had worked for weeks tirelessly preparing for this day and were so excited to see our customers again and so we reopened. Today we were provided documentation from the Marion County Public health Department that does specifically include a tanning facility along with other personal service business which we do not necessarily agree with since all of our services are NOT performed by people like hair, nails, massage, and tattoo and are done in your own private room that is disinfected with hospital grade disinfectant after each use and we have all other precautions in place. We truly feel that the department has misclassified tanning services with all of these other types of services but we have to follow the law as set forth by these officials and will have to close until June 2nd unless we can get the Marion County Public Health department to really understand the type of services we perform. We will continue to try and get them to reclassify us but in order to be compliant with their order we cannot provide tanning services until June 2. All of our coin laundry services will remain open and we encourage all of our customers to contact the Marion County Public Health Department, they can be reached at 317-221-2000 to try to get them to reclassify tanning services into retail and not with personal service business. Your safety and the safety of our staff is our first priority and we truly appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time. We have truly been blessed to have you as customers for the last 29 years and appreciate you. Please rest assured that as soon as we are able to reopen you will be able to utilize all of your packages and memberships and we will not be charging any of our customers while we are temporarily closed.