San Francisco Moves Up Reopening Date For Salons, Museums

Hair salons, barber shops cleared to reopen in parts of CA
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San Francisco officials are accelerating the city's reopening plan. Mayor London Breed announced Monday that businesses originally slated to reopen on July 15 will now be able to open more than two weeks early.

Hair salons, barber shops, museums, zoos, tattoo parlors, massage parlors, nail salons, outdoor bars and outdoor swimming will be allowed to resume on June 29 with restrictions, pending approval from state health officials to reopen ahead of the state's schedule. The reopening date also assumes that the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations remains stable.

As long as we keep meeting health indicators & receive state approval, these businesses & activities can resume June 29th w/ safety protocols:- Hair salons & barber shops- Nail salons- Tattoo salons- Museums- Zoos- Outdoor bars- Outdoor swimming

— London Breed (@LondonBreed) June 22, 2020

“We appreciate the Governor’s recognition that gradual reopening depends on local circumstances and the health indicators in each community,” said Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of Health in a statement. “We will continue to closely monitor those indicators in San Francisco as we partner with City and community leaders on careful reopening. We expect COVID-19 cases to increase as we reopen. To keep that increase manageable and sustain our commitment to protecting the people most vulnerable to the virus, everyone in San Francisco must continue to take the precautions that save lives.”

That includes precautions like frequent hand washing, staying home if you are showing symptoms and wearing a face covering anytime you might come into contact with someone who is not a member of your household.