VOTE NOW FOR THE BEST OF ORLANDO® 2021!

Friday, May 8, 2020

Florida barber shops, hair salons and nail salons to reopen on Monday

Posted By on Fri, May 8, 2020 at 3:55 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA GOV. RON DESANTIS
  • Photo via Gov. Ron DeSantis

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that the ongoing phase one reopening of Florida's economy will allow barber shops, hair salons and nail salons to reopen on Monday, as well.

He made the announcement via a social media video of J Henry, owner of J Henry’s Barber Shop in downtown Orlando, who shared some of the details.

"I'm happy to join Gov. Ron DeSantis as we reopen barber shops, hair salons and nail salons. We are ready to get back to work and make some money," said Henry. "But getting back to work we want to be safe and continue to wear our gloves, wear masks, book by appointments and continue to keep the community safe."

"I know everyone is happy to come out and support the barber shops, but we want to continue to keep one thing in mind," added Henry, "safety is always first."

At a Friday afternoon press conference, DeSantis extended the state of emergency for 60 additional days, until Tuesday, July 7, and allowed Palm Beach County to join the rest of the Florida counties participating in the phased reopening of restaurants and retail stores.

DeSantis noted the state's rate of positive COVID-19 test results has lowered to 1.91 percent, "the lowest we've had since the epidemic began."

"There's a lot of good trends, the work certainly isn't done," said DeSantis Friday, "but I think it's pretty clear in every corner of the state, flattening the curve so every hospital system is able to cope, that has been achieved."

_
Please follow CDC guidelines and Orange County advisories to stay safe, and please support this free publication. Our small but mighty team is working tirelessly to bring you news on how coronavirus is affecting Central Florida. Please consider making a one-time or monthly donation. Every little bit helps.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

May 5, 2021

View more issues

Calendar

© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation