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Coronavirus: Gel manicure, no manicurists

16 March, 2020


So, my gel manicure needs some attention. I usually immerse with it the way my Rav said, being really careful to maintain it well before mikveh. Mikveh night is tomorrow and because of the new rules, I can’t get it fixed up. What do I do?


In this case, if you would conceivably be comfortable being seen in public with your nails in this condition, given the extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak, you need not remove the gel.

If not, please be in touch with a cosmetologist, giving her a clear picture of what your nails look like now, to find out about the best methods to remove the polish or make it look presentable. Then, please get back to us or a local halachic authority.

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