Bucks County Lawmakers - Mostly Dems with Hair - Urge Gov. Wolf to Reopen Salons, Barbershops In Yellow Phase | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

A group of Bucks County lawmakers are pushing for personal services businesses, like barbershops and salons, to be permitted to reopen in the yellow phase of Pennsylvania's coronavirus mitigation plan.

Senators Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Maria Collett (D-12) as well as State Representatives Perry Warren (D-31), Tina Davis (D-141), John Galloway (D-140) and Wendy Ullman (D-143) have sent Gov. Tom Wolf a letter asking for him to issue an executive order permitting the personal services businesses be permitted to reopen with enhanced safety measures.

The letter references a plan for reopening of the personal service industry used in neighboring Ohio. That plan includes a list of requirements, such as maintaining six feet of social distancing (except between the client and employee when appropriate), requiring employees to wear facial coverings (with some exceptions), requiring businesses to clean high-touch items after each use, and requiring employees to wear gloves and dispose of gloves in between tasks.