Salons in Utah will be able to open May 1, but with extreme restrictions

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News update) – Governor Herbert announced personal service salons will be able to open on Friday, but with extreme restrictions as outlined in the Utah Leads Together 2.0.

On Friday, Utah will be shifting from the red color or “High Risk” phase to the “Stabilization” phase, meaning some businesses will need to follow guidelines if they want to stay open.

For personal service salons this means they must use extreme precaution and follow strict hygiene protocols like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and using hand sanitizer often.

Additionally, service providers must wear face coverings as well as their clients and meticulously monitor for symptoms.

Read about the Governor’s full announcement on re-opening Utah businesses here: Governor Herbert to move Utah into 1st phase of reopening Friday

Mayor Jenny Wilson has yet to discuss if she will be extending the Stay Safe Stay Home order which could affect salons in Salt Lake County. That announcement is expected Wednesday.

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SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – With the recent stay home, stay safe order expiring on May 1, many salon owners are wondering if that means they will be able to re-open for clients.

ABC4 asked that question to the Salt Lake County Health Department who said the only thing they know right now is Mayor Jenny Wilson’s order is set to expire on May 1, but they have no date set for when personal service businesses like salons will be allowed to open.

“We are reviewing epidemiology data now and hope to make an announcement in the next day or two about whether the order will be extended, or revised to allow some businesses to reopen with disease prevention precautions in place,” stated Nicholas Rupp, Communications Manager for the Salt Lake County Health Department.

There are other counties, where a stay home, stay safe order was not mandated. Service salons inside those counties made personal decisions on if they should be open or closed and have more control over when they will be accepting clients.

Related: Which counties in Utah are under mandatory stay at home orders?

ABC4 will continue to monitor the order and provisions and bring you updates as we receive them.

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