Nail salons can operate outdoors in Contra Costa starting Wednesday

Encouraging COVID-19 data prompts county health order update
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Effective 8 a.m. Wednesday, nail salons, body waxing studios and massage and skin care businesses can begin operating outdoors in Contra Costa County, per the latest public health order.

The changes are the result of the county aligning with the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The county “no longer has different reopening rules for businesses and activities beyond what the state requires or allows,” officials said.

While certain personal care service businesses can resume, others such as tattooing, piercing and nonmedical electrolysis are prohibited under the current guidelines.

“These changes are consistent with Contra Costa’s placement in the purple tier of the state’s blueprint, indicating that COVID-19 is widespread in the county,” officials said. “When the data tracked by the state show sustained improvement for two weeks, the county will move into the red tier, allowing more businesses and activities to reopen.”

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