Brownwood News – During a news conference Tuesday afternoon in Austin, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Texas hair salons, barbershops, nail/tanning salons can reopen May 8 under certain guidelines.
Stylists and customers will be encouraged to wear masks, Abbott said. “This allows these types of businesses to open up, but it doesn’t require them to do so,” Abbott said. “Every owner of every salon should use their own best judgement.”
- Other guidelines:
one customer per stylist,
people can only wait inside if they maintain social distancing,
appointment scheduling is encouraged to avoid walk-ins congregating.
Gyms and exercise facilities will be allowed to open May 18 at 25 percent capacity.
All equipment must be disinfected after each use and customers must use gloves and maintain six-feet social distancing. Showers and locker rooms will remain closed. Equipment brought into the gym, like personal yoga mats, must be disinfected before and after use.
There’s still no date set to reopen bars in the state, but Gov. Abbott encourages bar owners to provide his office feedback