NY, NJ, CT, PA order closure of barbershops, hair, nail salons

Posted: Updated:

As expected, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, along with the governors of Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, have announced the temporary closure of barbershops, hair and nail salons and related personal care services.

The directive is effective by 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21.

Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the new density reduction restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19, which is part of their uniform, multi-state approach to combating the virus.

CORONAVIRUS TRACKER - Cases in the tri-state area

All barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing parlors, nail salons, hair removal services, and related personal care services will be closed to members of the public effective, as these services cannot be provided while maintaining social distance, officials say.

Thursday, the four governors announced indoor portions of retail shopping malls, as well as amusement parks and bowling alleys in the four states. Earlier in the week, the governors announced limits on crowd capacity for social and recreational gatherings to 50 people. The governors also announced restaurants and bars would close for on premise service and move to takeout and delivery services only. The governors also temporarily closed movie theaters, gyms and casinos.

MORE: LIVE BLOG - Coronavirus updates from the tri-state area and beyond 

COMPLETE COVERAGE: Coronavirus stories from News 12 

GET INFORMATION: Coronavirus details from the CDC

CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION: What you can do to protect yourself

GET THE FACTS: What you need to know about coronavirus

BY THE NUMBERS: The latest statistics from the CDC

PHOTOS: The impact of coronavirus around the world

 

 

 

 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."