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San Luis Obispo County hair salons, barbershops set to reopen

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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. - The County of San Luis Obispo announced that hair salons and barbershops may open for business beginning Monday, Aug. 31.

The change comes after Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health introduced the State’s new Blueprint for a Safer Economy Friday morning. The new blueprint is a color-coded, tiered framework that helps the state identify COVID-19 spread throughout California counties and determine when businesses can reopen.

“We needed a clearer path forward and this new framework offers that,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, the County Public Health Officer. “According to the State’s new framework, hair salons and barbershops across the state may open indoors with modifications as early as Monday. Owners and staff should prepare to adhere to the State’s COVID-19 guidance.”

The state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy includes four tiers designed to loosen and tighten restrictions on activities and business operations based on daily number of COVID-19 cases.

As of Friday, San Luis Obispo falls under the "Widespread" or purple tier which requires many non-essential indoor business operations to remain closed for health safety.

The other three tiers allow for gradually more reopenings.

For updates and a breakdown of COVID-19 cases in San Luis Obispo County, click here.

For more information on California's new Blueprint for a Safer Economy, click here.

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