California Barbershop, Hair Salon Open Business despite Statewide Stay-at-home Order


California Barbershop and Hair Salon Reopen despite Lockdown Measures

The owners of a barbershop and hair salon, both in Auburn, went against the statewide stay-at-home order Wednesday by opening business amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The owners of Beauty Bar Salon and Clip Cage reopened their businesses claiming that they had not qualified for unemployment and that their Paycheck Protection Program applications had been denied.

Gov. Gavin Newsom, on the same day, stated that the lockdown measures set to curb the spread of COVID-19 were effective till when California could bolster its testing capacity.

On March 19, Newsom gave a statewide stay-at-home order and asked all nonessential businesses around the state to shut down.

Meanwhile, beaches and public parks in Southern California’s Ventura County were reopened, but residents were urged to maintain the social distancing measures.

On Monday, San Luis Obispo County asked Newsom to lift the lockdown measure arguing that the coronavirus infections in the county had reduced significantly as compared to other more populated areas.