The CDC has reversed its mask mandate. However, both Oregon and Washington have NOT lifted the separate mandatory regulations for personal service businesses, like Urban Waxx. To offset the confusion, we want to convey that the CDC is NOT a governing body and Urban Waxx is bound to follow additional regulations put into place by Oregon & Washington, aside from mask wearing.
We realize that this topic is polarizing, and we understand the confusion created when there are statements from the CDC that are in contradiction with state laws. Until Oregon and/or Washington modify or reverse their laws for personal service businesses, we are bound to operate as we have been instructed. It is not legal for Urban Waxx to operate in the manner we did pre-COVID. It is important to note, that the state laws that we must follow do not consider whether you, as Guests, or our employees are vaccinated. In other words, we are restricted as follows regardless of vaccination: Both Oregon and Washington require our lobbies to remain closed, we are unable to offer beverages or snacks, we still require masks and PPE, and we will be performing COVID screening upon entering.
You can read all of the most recent guidelines here.
We CANNOT WAIT until we are able to welcome everyone back into our lobbies, offer our Guests our signature Urban Waxx snacks and beverages, and smile…mask- free. Until then, we deeply appreciate your patience and understanding, and continued loyalty.
Your Urban Waxx Family