Though Tuesday evening’s executive order stated the personal care industry would remain closed through May 29, Wednesday morning Gov. Bill Lee told lawmakers the state’s salons and barbershops could re-open on Wednesday, May 6.

During a conference call Lee said opening next week had always been the plan, despite what the executive order said.


He said in a tweet Wednesday morning the order addressed only close-contact businesses without guidance.

Lee said he planned to announce the re-opening of hair salons, nail salons, barbershops on Thursday, April 30, when guidance from the Unified Command is expected to be released.

Re-opening applies to the 89 of 95 counties with state-run health departments. The remaining six are population dense areas, like Shelby County, which will determine their best courses of action for re-opening.


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