Personal Care Businesses Allowed to Reopen Friday
By edhat staff
Santa Barbara County Public Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg has issued a Health Officer Order on Thursday permitting the reopening of personal care businesses that were previously closed. This Order is effective starting at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020 and continuing until 5:00 p.m. on July 26, 2020 or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing.
Businesses that may reopen on Friday, June 26 with modifications, social distancing protocols, and completion of the attestation process include, but are not limited to:
- Skin Care and Cosmetology services
- Electrology (permanent hair removal)
- Nail Salons
- Body Art Professionals
- Tattoo Parlors
- Piercing Shops
- Massage Therapy (including non-healthcare settings)
- Businesses offering facials, electrolysis, and waxing
These businesses may be open only while adhering to social distancing protocols provided by the Governor and the Health Officer and after completing the County’s attestation process. Business owners can find resources, information, and the process to complete the attestation at https://recoverysbc.org/. The full Health Officer Order can be found here.
The Public Health Department is also reporting 42 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and one new death. The individual resided in the City of Santa Barbara and was over 70 years of age, bringing the county's death toll to 28.
There is now a grand total of 2,631 cases, 992 of these are within the Federal Prison at Lompoc and 1,639 are community cases.
However, only 254 of the total COVID-19 cases are active. Of these, 184 are quarantined at home and 61 are in the hospital with 22 of those in the intensive care unit (ICU). There are also 242 pending cases.
For more specific information about the COVID-19 cases visit https://publichealthsbc.org/. Community members may also call the Santa Barbara County Call Center at (833) 688-5551.