Malls, barbershops and hair salons resume indoor operations in Butte County

In Butte County, businesses like malls, barbershops and hair salons are now serving customers inside again, in a limited capacity.

Posted: Aug 31, 2020 6:36 PM
Updated: Sep 1, 2020 9:11 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Malls, barbershops and hair salons are now serving customers inside again, in a limited capacity.

Action News Now spoke with local businesses about how the new color code regulations are impacting them.

Stores inside the Chico Marketplace can once again have customers come inside, but only at 25% capacity.

"I agree with it as long as people take precautions, we need to watch the numbers to make sure we are being safe and careful," said Chico local, Jessica Farrell.

The state's new color-coded system allows hair salons, barbershops, and malls to reopen indoors again even in the strictest tier counties like Butte County.

Kimberly Sajadi owns Chico Hair Salon, located on the Esplanade. She has been cutting hair outside only, until Monday when the regulations were lifted. 

"I feel great about it," said Sajadi. "I have a small location I know we are safe, I just have to do my normal cleaning routine after each client comes and goes and I'm glad to be able to work."

Sajadi has remained optimistic through the constantly changing restrictions.

"I think it's just my personality, being a hairdresser you try to be a positive light for people and give them positive good advice so in time like this I think people need positivity in their life," said Sajadi.

Chico Marketplace General Manager, Natasha Shelton said, "We really have tried to create a platform for our stores so they can adjust when the governor adjusts the orders so it's not so disruptive to their sales. I think the stores are very excited to reopen and a lot of them are reinvesting in their technology so they can offer curbside."

Mall staff says it hopes all stores will be open by Friday. 

Click here to learn more about the new color-coded system.

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