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Los Angeles Ordered to Close Salons As COVID-19 Cases Surge

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After previously re-opening salons under restrictions at the end of May, California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that hair salons, barbershops and other personal care services must immediately close shop once again. In a tweet posted on Monday, Newsom shared that the new COVID-19 related closures will take effect in the following 29 counties:

Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Yolo, Yuba and Ventura.

In addition to salons, fitness centers, places of worship, offices for non-critical sectors and malls must also re-close their doors.

While these closures are only required in certain counties, other statewide orders have also been put in place. Indoor operations at restaurants, wineries, movie theaters/family entertainment, zoos/museums and cardrooms must close in all of California. Additionally, bars must close all operations.

As one of the hardest hit cities in the state, Los Angeles is currently under a “Safer L.A.” emergency order. Re-closing salons and other close contact businesses is the next step in ensuring a decrease in COVID-19 cases. Mayor of LA, Eric Garcetti tweeted out his support of Newsom’s latest decision, calling it an “important step” to save lives.

For more information about California’s new order, visit covid19.ca.gov. And be sure to check out corona-virus.la if you’re in the LA area.

If you’re a hairstylist or barber in one of the 29 counties mentioned above, we want to hear from you! Leave us a comment.

Emily Lentz
Emily Lentz
Emily Lentz is a Los Angeles-based Features Editor, creating content and working towards providing an inclusive space for beauty professionals and consumers.