El Monte News: Hair salons, barbershops can reopen under updated L.A. County health order, officials say

Hair salons and barbershops can reopen to indoor operations under an updated Los Angeles County Health Order, officials announced Wednesday, Sept. 2.

The decision allows the businesses to reopen amid the pandemic under “modified” conditions —  including 25% customer capacity — while adhering to strict physical distancing measures such as frequent cleaning and spacing.

Such businesses are able to open immediately, as soon as they have the chance to review the updated health order, said L.A. County Health Officer Muntu Davis said.

While indoor operations can resume at limited capacity, Davis urged businesses to stay outdoors for core operations and reserve limited capacity for services that cannot be done outdoors.

The revised health order applies only to barbershops and hair salons, Davis said, noting that the county was moving ahead on a “cautious and measured” reopening with lessons learned from the last wave of reopenings, which officials said spurred a resurgence of the disease.

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