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‘Close contact service’ providers open as state loosens restrictions


SYLACAUGA Ala.-  Many businesses in city of Sylacauga re-opened, and began serving customers on Monday after restrictions were eased by Gov. Kay Ivey.

After being closed for nearly two months, hair salons and barber shops began accepting customers, most by appointment only. A majority of similar close contact services are operating at 50% capacity, limiting the number of stylist and customers that are allowed in the building at a time. Customers should wait in their vehicle upon arrival, to allow proper cleaning between each appointment.

“We were booked all day,” said Hair Razors owner Bittie Hawthorne. “For the most part, it was a positive day. There were a few customers who had never been here before and they got a little angry due to it being appointment only, but the majority were understanding and patient.”

Hair salons and barber shops weren’t the only businesses that re-opened to serve customers on Monday. Many restaurants throughout the city re-opened their dine-in areas to 50% capacity, following strict guidelines. At many restaurants, booths and tables are marked as unusable under social distancing guidelines. Check out what a local restaurant, Pizza & Pint is doing differently in the social media post below:

You can find out more information on the health guidelines put in place by clicking here.

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