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Hair Salons and Barbershops Can Reopen in Lake County with Modifications

Lake County, CA (May 26, 2020) – This afternoon, Governor Newsom announced Hair Salons and Barbershops can reopen in Counties where a local variance is in effect.  Lake County has taken steps to align with statewide Orders, and our local variance was approved Wednesday, May 20.

Hair Salons and Barbershops can now reopen in Lake County, with limitations.  Services that preclude wearing of face coverings or require the provider to touch the face of the client remain prohibited.

“Key prevention practices” include:
• Physical distancing to the maximum extent possible;
• Temperature and/or symptom screenings for employees and contractors entering the premises;
• Use of face coverings by workers (where respiratory protection is not required) and customers/clients;
• Frequent handwashing and regular cleaning and disinfection;
• Training workers on these and other elements of the COVID-19 prevention plan;
• Plans must be in place to identify and respond to any new cases and potential infections that emerge in workplaces.

Please review the guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and CalOSHA for further details:

Reopening Hair Salons and Barbershops in Lake County are required to follow statewide guidelines, and self-certify their compliance with Social Distancing and other general precautions.  Resources and self-certification forms for local businesses are available here:

Today’s news was characterized by many outlets as a, “Move into Stage 3,” of modifications of the statewide Stay at Home Order.  However, there is no change in the status of nail salons, bars, gyms or entertainment venues. 

Additionally, restaurants in Lake County remain open for outdoor dining, only, at this time.  Provided viral activity remains stable, indoor dining may resume June 4.

If you review the information linked here, and still have questions, Lake County Health Services’ Public Health Division can be reached at [email protected], or 707-263-8174.

CDPH’s Press Release can be found here:

It is encouraging that we continue to make progress.  Thank you for continuing to comply with mandates and take precautions.

Gary Pace, MD, MPH

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