Personal care service businesses in NYC are the latest to take the coronavirus shutdown hit.
After restaurants and bars, theaters, gyms, malls, and more, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Twitter this morning that all barber shops, nail and hair salons, tattoo shops, and similar services will be forced to close in all of New York State.
“NY, CT, NJ, and PA will temporarily close all barber shops, nail and hair salons, tattoo shops, and similar services in our four states effective tomorrow at 8PM,” he shared via Twitter. “These temporary closures are not going to be easy, but they are necessary to protect the public health.”
There’s no telling how long it will be in effect, but all of these closures are attempts to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Based on projections, NYC is in danger of running out of hospital beds at the peak of the virus in around 45 days. Social distancing and discouraging people from gathering is one of the only true preventative measures to stop the spread.
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