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Nail salons allowed to re-open in Santa Barbara County

Posted at 5:37 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 20:37:25-04

Nail salons and physician-ordered electrolysis can now re-open in Santa Barbara County.

The county public health department announced the change Wednesday, saying it took effect at 5 p.m.

A change in state guidelines allows nail services to resume indoor operations along with physician-ordered electrolysis in counties who remain in the most restricted COVID-19 tier.

Piercing, tattoo and other non-medical electrolysis services are still prohibited from reopening until the county moves into a lower COVID-19 tier.

“The guidelines outline the State of California’s requirements that must be met before an establishment may reopen in conformance with local regulations,” according to a press release. “It is required that each business submit, or have an attestation form on file with the County of Santa Barbara before opening.”

Santa Barbara County is on track to move to the next tier on Tuesday if metrics continue being met.

Under that tier, movie theaters, places of worship, tattoo parlors and more could reopen with modifications and indoor dining could also resume in a limited capacity.