Nail Salons, Barbershops To Close In Latest State-Ordered Announcement

Mar 24, 2020

Credit State of Wyoming

The state of Wyoming is issuing an order to close all non-essential personal services. The closure applies to cosmetology services including nail salons and barber shops. It will also affect massage parlors, tattoo, body art and piercing shops.

"While I understand the impact and sympathize with those most affected by these measures, especially small business owners, I support Dr. Harrist's recommendation because this is about saving lives," Governor Mark Gordon said in a press release. "We have tried to navigate a thoughtful course, but as COVID-19 spreads through our communities, we must take this action now."

The order begins Wednesday, March 25, and lasts until April 3.

State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist said this is a matter of reducing the spread of COVID-19.

This order supplements previous statewide orders issued March 19 and 20 closing certain public spaces and prohibiting gatherings of 10 people or more in a single room or confined space.

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