Newsom: Hair salons and barbershops cleared to open with “meaningful modifications”

State News

SACRAMENTO, California (KSEE/KGPE) — In a news conference Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that hair salons and barbershops are now free to open in 47 of the state’s counties, including Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, and Merced counties.

The new guidance provided by the state lists control measures to be used in the opening of salons and barbershops. Those measures include:

  • Temperature and/or symptom screenings for workers
  • Encouraging workers and customers who feel sick to stay home
  • Screening of customers upon arrival
  • Providing of personal protective equipment to workers

The guide suggests physical distancing when possible, staggering appointments to avoid crowds, and leaving doors open. The guide is available on the state’s COVID-19 webpage.

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