spas and salons reopen
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While Governor Murphy announced earlier this month that hair salons and barber shops would be able to reopen on June 22, today he announced a host of other personal care businesses like spas that would be able to reopen on that date as well. After months of homeschooling, you deserve that massage.

His executive order allows the following businesses to open June 22nd:

  • Beauty salons 
  • Barber shops 
  • Cosmetology shops 
  • Day and medical spas 
  • Electrology facilities 
  • Hair braiding shops 
  • Massage parlors 
  • Nail salons 
  • Tattoo parlors 

He clarified that while spas and salons can reopen, saunas, steam rooms or shared bathing facilities still need to remain closed. 

Full rules will come from the Department of Health, but will include requirements for cleaning, social distancing and masks. 

Services at these spots will only be allowed to see clients by appointment (no walk-ins), and every one staff or clientele will be subject to temperature checks and pre-screening for health. Everyone (staff and clients), must wear masks unless there is a procedure being performed on their face, and then the employee performing the service will be required to wear goggles or face shields. 

Are you planning to visit one of these businesses as soon as they open? Tell us what you’ve missed most in the comments.

Some more key reopening dates to keep in mind:

June 15: Outdoor dining, non-essential retail & childcare/daycare, library curbside pick-up

June 22: Hair & nail salons, barbershops,  outdoor pools & youth sports

July 6: Day camps, outdoor graduations, summer school programs

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