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Local business ready to lift COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday

The owner at Meriam Nails said he is excited to be able to get rid of some of his restrictions and hopes it will bring more people into the salon.

Posted: Jun 14, 2021 5:24 PM

CHICO, Calif. - On Tuesday, California will reopen its economy and a local business is excited to lose some of its restrictions. 

D Nguyen has owned Meriam Nails for almost seven months.

He has required customers to wear a mask since the very beginning. He said will continue to do so even after the restrictions lift tomorrow following g guidance from the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

"Before I get the letter, I will still require everyone who comes into my salon to wear a mask,” said Nguyen.

But he said with proof of vaccination cards, if you have been fully vaccinated, you won't have to wear a mask in his salon.

Nguyen said he has four dividers to ensure social distancing when customers come into the salon but tomorrow he will get to get to move them aside and store them away.

"Everything we spent up until now is about $10,000,” said Nguyen. “I hope that we will get more customers to come in so we can make money after that."

Though Nguyen is ready to get rid of some of the restrictions, he still fears this could lead to another spike in cases and setting him back.

"I am still worried,” said Nguyen. “That is why I am like requiring those who haven't been fully vaccinated to still have to wear a mask."

Nguyen said all of his employees are fully vaccinated but for now, will still be required to wear a mask.

Butte County Public Health announced last week, they also fear, with all restrictions being lifted, the county could see a setback due to an increase in coronavirus cases.

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