Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all salons providing beauty services are required to shut their doors indefinitely starting this Saturday, March 21, at 8 pm. "These temporary closures are not going to be easy, but they are necessary to protect the public health," Cuomo announced on Twitter.
#BREAKING: NY, CT, NJ, and PA will temporarily close all barber shops, nail & hair salons, tattoo shops, & similar services in our four states effective tomorrow at 8PM.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 20, 2020
These temporary closures are not going to be easy, but they are necessary to protect the public health.
Meanwhile, many cities in California have implemented similar rules, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, both of which are under "Safer At Home" and "Shelter In Place" ordinances, respectively, that have forced closures on all non-essential businesses.
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