Days after saying that Los Angeles hair salons and barbershops would not be allowed to reopen, the county has announced that they will be allowed to reopen at 25% capacity.
L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday and said any decisions on capacity increase will be made after Labor Day.
“LA County’s Health Officer Order will be updated to allow hair salons and barber shops to resume indoor operations at 25% capacity,” Hahn said. “Options for increasing capacity will be re-evaluated three weeks after Labor Day.”
LA County’s Health Officer Order will be updated to allow hair salons and barber shops to resume indoor operations at 25% capacity.
Options for increasing capacity will be re-evaluated three weeks after Labor Day.
— Janice Hahn (@SupJaniceHahn) September 2, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom announced on August 28 that the grooming businesses would be allowed to reopen throughout California as part of a new four-tier reopening plan, but shortly after, L.A. Public Health noted that Los Angeles hair salons and barbershops would not be a part of that plan until the Health Officer Order was updated.
In the state’s new four-tier system, there are currently 38 counties in the “purple tier,” including Los Angeles, which means the cases and rates are still considered “widespread.” The widespread section replaces the state’s “watchlist,” where counties were restricted from most indoor operations.
In the new purple tier, Newsom said the counties have to have “at least two weeks stability” in order to move down to a lower tier, and moving forward, the counties’ statuses will be assessed every Tuesday, starting September 8.
For more on what businesses and activities are permissible in certain sectors, the “Blueprint For A Better Economy,” provides Californians with a more specific look.
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