UPDATE: We encourage you to support the Fellow Barber Employee Relief Fund. Learn more

Dear Clients,

As of Monday March 16th all Fellow Barber Locations in NY and San Francisco will be closed until further notice. We are taking this measure in accordance with local, state and federal health recommendations. We believe it is in the best interest of the well-being of our teams, our community, and the world at large.

This is the hardest decision that myself or team Fellow has made. We’ve built this company and community over 14 years through major recessions, hurricanes and always grew stronger. It's ultimately our community we will welcome back as we support each other to look towards the future.

We are making this hard decision now so that there is a Fellow Barber to come back to. The road ahead is difficult and uncertain, but we will do everything we can to make sure that the future of Fellow Barber and everyone that makes us great is better than before.

Though the future is uncertain, I want to ensure that everyone has a job at Fellow when we reopen our doors. This too shall pass and we will be smarter and more thoughtful because of it.

What Fellow is doing to help our team

All employees who currently have health insurance and benefits will have them covered through March 31st. We are investigating additional avenues of support.

The City, State, and Federal Government have announced several programs for additional Unemployment benefits, paid sick leave, insurance coverage, and other types of relief for impacted employees.  Some announcements have been made, but the details haven’t yet been released. We continue to follow up with all employees as soon as information is made available.

What our clients can do to help Fellow

You can help by making a purchase on our website. That will help us make sure Fellow Barber comes back stronger than ever.

In addition, keep your eyes on our Instagram page for additional ways to support the best team of barbers ever assembled.

Thank you for your support today and over these last 14 years. We are looking forward to serving you again soon.

Please stay safe everyone and please take care of your friends and loved ones.

Sincerely,

Sam Buffa
Founder

 

FAQ

What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the name of the disease caused by a novel strain of coronavirus recently discovered.

But isn’t coronavirus very common?
There are a lot of strains of coronavirus. So, it’s like saying a Toyota is a common car. But, we’re talking about a specific Lyft.

Why are we concerned?
We are concerned about the strain, called SARS-CoV-2, that causes COVID-19. It is moving among communities very fast and has some properties that have made public health officials around the world take action. This strain may be present in a lot of people who are not sick and will never get sick. In people who become sick, it also appears to take a long time before they show symptoms while they may still be contagious.

But, isn’t it low risk for me? Why do I care?
Our clients and barbers are mostly in lower-risk age groups and populations. However, we want to do our part to prevent the spread of the pathogen even among people who will never show any ill effects. In doing so, we help protect the people who are in high risk groups, such as our parents, grandparents, and those who are immunocompromised (such as recipients of organ donation).

What are we doing about it?
We are proactively closing shops and recommending that all clients and staff follow all guidance from health officials to take the outbreak very seriously.

Why limit services?
The CDC and WHO have advised people to avoid touching their faces as that is a common way for the virus to transmit. So, we have removed facials, shaves, and beard trims from the menu to limit that contact.

Can I make a purchase online?
Yes, our online store is open. We are working to ship one time per week. By placing an order you are authorizing us to charge your card while confirm a shipping date. This is to follow new rules set out to help combat Covid-19.

Additional Resources

WHO Q&A
CDC Resource Page