Personal care services in San Luis Obispo County reopen Friday

Posted at 4:02 AM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 07:02:43-04

San Luis Obispo County personal care services, in non-health care settings, can reopen with modifications Friday, June 19.

According to county health officials, services like spas, nail salons, massage therapy and body art therapy fall under the category.

County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein does, however, warn against activities that take place in small, enclosed indoor spaces, as they're the perfect setting for COVID-19 to spread.

"I strongly discourage activities such as personal massages or facials, that require you to be in a small, enclosed space for a prolonged period of time with someone else outside of your household," Dr. Borenstein said.

Officials also confirmed the state is allowing modified wedding ceremonies as of Friday, June 19, as long as they follow the state guidance for places of worship, but the state is not allowing wedding receptions and celebrations.

Officials advise indoor wedding ceremonies limit attendance to 25 percent of capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.

If a wedding is to take place outside, attendees from different households should accommodate a minimum of six feet of distance between each other.