San Francisco will allow nail and hair salons, along with hotels and gyms, to reopen indoors with limited capacity on Monday, nearly six months after coronavirus shelter-in-place orders closed the businesses.
The move to reopen accelerates San Francisco’s plans for reopening during the pandemic, and even then, customers must wear masks at all times while indoors or outdoors, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Dr. Grant Colfax, San Francisco’s director of public health, said in a statement:
Given our local trend in COVID indicators, low-risk, limited-capacity indoor activities may resume. We will continue our gradual reopening as it allows us to monitor the spread, manage its immediate challenges and mitigate the long-term impact on our city.
The reopenings come after months of criticism from salon owners and gym owners who argued they could resume business indoors safely, as well as religious leaders who complained about not having indoor services.