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Salons and barbershops to reopen immediately in some California counties

Butte County is one of the forty-seven in California to have been granted variances to state orders that allow them to move faster on reopening.

Posted: May 26, 2020 6:32 PM
Updated: May 27, 2020 9:28 AM

CHICO, Calif. - California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that barbershops and hair salons can reopen immediately in counties that have been cleared to move faster on lifting coronavirus restrictions.

Butte County is one of the forty-seven in California to have been granted variances to state orders that allow them to move faster on reopening.

RELATED: What counties are approved by the state to move further on lifting restrictions

“I’m super excited. I can’t wait to cut hair off. I’m sure I’m going to cut at least two inches off of everyone’s hair and I’m going to encourage change in this exciting time,” said Chico Hair Salon owner Kimberly Sajadi.

Chico Hair Salon is one of many hair salons set to open its doors Tuesday.

According to State guidelines, stylists and customers must wear a face-covering during a haircut and in close contact.

Shortly after, the Butte County Public Health Department released its guidelines for salons and barbershops to reopen safely. It says County and State guidelines and mitigation measures should be implemented before businesses may reopen.

Butte County Public Health Department released these guidelines. 

  • Maintain a log for the previous 14 days including customer name and contact information, time of appointment, and stylist/employee who had close contact so the log may be provided to Butte County Public Health for the purposes of contact tracing.
  • Note: Any haircut will be considered close contact for the purposes of contact tracing regardless of duration.
  • Suspend Walk-in Appointments.
  • Implement virtual check-in technology to ensure that workers are notified when a customer arrives. Ask customers to wait outside or in their cars or at home rather than congregating in the salon or barbershop. In larger locations, reception areas should only have one customer at a time or modify the area for adequate physical distancing, including removing chairs and sofas.

The Health Department also says any haircut will be considered close contact for the purposed of contact tracing. It also adds that the county doesn’t have the authority to open other sectors in stage three.

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