Governor Clarifies Guidelines for Hair Salons and Barbershops
By edhat staff
Governor Gavin Newsom released guidance for hair salons and barbershops as indoor operations have been ordered to close during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The document provides guidance for hair salons and barbershops to support a safe, clean, outdoor environment for workers and customers.
"Outdoor operations may be conducted under a tent, canopy, or other sun shelter as long as no more than one side is closed, allowing sufficient outdoor air movement. Salons and barbershops should not perform a service that would require a customer to have to enter the establishment," according to the guidance.
Newsom announced last week that several business sectors were ordered to once again shut down due to concerns over increasing COVID-19 cases for all counties on the state's watch list, including Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
Statewide indoor closures include restaurants, bars and breweries, wineries & tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums, and cardrooms. County watch-list indoor closures include fitness centers, places of worship, indoor protests, offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors, personal care services, hair salons and barbershops, and malls.
Regarding restaurants, outdoor dining and takeout are still allowed.
The full document is available here.
Update by Santa Barbara County Public Health Department
HAIR SALONS, BARBERSHOPS, AND CERTAIN PERSONAL SERVICES NOW PERMITTED TO MOVE SOME ACTIVITIES OUTDOORS
In response to requests from personal care practitioners desiring to move some of their activities outdoors, Governor Newsom announced today that State of California guidelines have been modified to allow some personal care activities to occur in outside locations. Prior to the issuance of new guidelines, barbershops and hair salons were required by the State of California to remain closed. State law and regulations required that certain personal care services must occur within an indoor licensed setting.
Other personal care services, such as nail salon services and massages, are also authorized by the State for re-opening outdoors. Piercing, tattoo and electrolysis services are still prohibited from re-opening at this time.
The new guidelines outline the State of California’s requirements that must be met before an establishment may re-open in conformance with local regulations. For more information, visit the County of Santa Barbara’s website at www.recoverysbc.org.
Licensees should check with local zoning and permitting rules which may also apply to outdoor operations.
For general questions about COVID-19 and precautions currently recommended by Santa Barbara County Public Health, residents may call the Santa Barbara County Call Center at (833)-688-5551 or visit www.publichealthsbc.org.