Private care companies, corresponding to tattoo and therapeutic massage parlors, can now reopen for indoor operations with restrictions in place to assist forestall the unfold of the coronavirus, in line with updates issued Friday from Los Angeles County.
After permitting hair salons to renew indoors, Public Well being officers added: esthetician, skincare and cosmetology companies; non-medical electrology; physique artwork professionals, microblading and everlasting make-up; piercing outlets; tanning companies; and nail salons.
The transfer comes after county officers introduced Wednesday they’d regulate the well being officer order to permit for extra reopenings with modifications, following California’s announcement Tuesday to permit private care companies to renew.
“I hope this offers much-needed reduction and respite for residents who’re in search of some actions outdoors of their properties, (and) these updates can even carry extra staff again to work,” Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose fifth District consists of the Santa Clarita Valley, mentioned throughout Wednesday’s COVID-19 briefing.
Limitations for these newly added companies embody suspending piercing and tattooing companies for the mouth and nostril space and eradicating show objects, corresponding to nail polish shows, to scale back the variety of touchpoints.
“Since indoor actions carry greater dangers related to the transmission of COVID-19, particularly in areas with poor air flow, it’s vital that amenities be certain that acceptable bodily distancing is maintained, that clients and workers put on face coverings always, hand hygiene is strictly noticed, enhanced cleansing and disinfection of the ability is maintained and that air flow is optimized,” learn the protocol.
County well being officers had additionally introduced Wednesday that household leisure facilities can be allowed to renew outside solely. Come Friday, updates solely included mini-golf, batting cages and go-carting areas. Different companies, corresponding to bowling alleys, ice skating and arcades should stay closed.
These adjustments come as L.A. County stays beneath the state’s most restrictive degree — the purple tier — because the virus continues to be “widespread.”