Hair salons across Los Angeles may be able to reopen again as early as this weekend with permission from Gov. Gavin Newsom. Los Angeles County, home to over 10 million residents, received the go-ahead from the state Friday morning to move into a new phase of reopening after weeks of shutdown orders. This order also included restaurants.
According to KTLA5, officials said the businesses can reopen as soon as they can meet public safety guidelines.
California’s public health department has released guidance for hair salons and barbershops, which are only allowed to reopen for services that permit both the customer and employee to wear face coverings. That means services like eyebrow waxing and facials are still not allowed.
The comprehensive guide, "COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Hair Salons and Barbershops" states that: “Hair salons and barbershops must comply with all Cal/OSHA standards and be prepared to adhere to its guidance as well as guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Additionally, employers should be prepared to alter their operations as those guidelines change.”
Drive-in theaters, flea markets, swap meets and pools in apartment complexes were also allowed to reopen. Still closed in L.A. County are gyms, bars and nightclubs, theaters, stadiums, theme parks, piers, playgrounds, museums and community centers.
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