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Salons & Barbershops Allowed to Reopen in 47 CA Counties; L.A County Not Included


Gov. Gavin Newsom announced during a press briefing on Tuesday that hair salons and barbershops can begin to reopen and welcome customers.

  • Los Angeles County, currently California's coronavirus epicenter, was not permitted to enter into the next stage of reopening.

  • LA. County makes up 13.9% of COVID-19 cases in California and 14.3% of deaths.


Newsom's Announcement:


  • 47 of California’s 58 counties have "self-attested" says Newsom that they have met the California Department of Public Health criteria to enter Stage 3 of reopening.

  • According to the L.A Times, Newsom has often pointed to steady hospitalizations as proof that California is bending the curve.

  • Hair salons and barbershops that elect to reopen must adhere to new safety measures to protect customers and employees, like face coverings, and social distancing.

  • Nail salons have not been permitted to reopen.


Why that matters:

Governor Newsom's announcement to lift restrictions, in selected countries, for salons and barbershops is a sign that the state is entering into Stage 3 of a wider reopening of the economy.