TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Saturday allowing personal care facilities to reopen on Monday, June 22.
According to the governor’s office, the list of facilities includes:
- Cosmetology shops
- Barber shops
- Beauty salons
- Hair braiding shops
- Nail salons
- Electrology facilities
- Spas, including day spas and medical spas, at which solely elective and cosmetic medical procedures are performed
- Massage parlors
- Tanning salons
- Tattoo parlors
“With proper health and safety protocols in place, personal care business owners who are anxious to get back to serving their customers and communities will have the opportunity to do so,” said Murphy in a statement.
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Licensed businesses must comply with the following health and safety standards set by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs:
- Limiting services to appointment-only.
- Performing health screenings, including temperature checks, on clients and staff prior to entry.
- Requiring use of personal protective equipment, and requiring clients to wear face coverings at all times, regardless of the service they are receiving, unless face down on a massage table or where doing so would inhibit a person’s health.
- Ensuring all staff-client pairs maintain at least six feet distance between other pairs, unless separated by physical barriers.
- Adopting enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.
- Staying informed about new developments and guidance related to COVID-19.
The governor’s office said cosmetology schools and similar training services will remain closed.
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