A barbershop and a hair salon are reportedly reopening in a town in locked-down California, defying a statewide stay-at-home order.
The owners of Beauty Bar Salon and Clip Cage, both in Auburn, about 33 miles northeast of Sacramento, claim they don’t qualify for unemployment and that their applications for the Paycheck Protection Program were denied, a Fox affiliate reported.
“How much longer am I supposed to go down the rabbit hole before I just throw in the towel and go back to work?” Beauty Bar Salon owner Tisha Fernhoff told the news outlet.
In Southern California, Ventura County is also defying the order, letting residents return to their beaches and public parks provided they maintain appropriate social distancing measures, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Golf courses will also open, with employees wearing personal protective equipment and interacting with guests in a limited capacity, the news outlet reported.
Another Northern California county, San Luis Obispo, asked Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday to lift the stay-at-home order, arguing coronavirus infections there have slowed significantly, KSBY.com reported.
Known for its wine tasting in Paso Robles and scenic tourist spots in Morro Bay and Pismo Beach, the picturesque county could become a magnet to Bay Area and Southern California residents still under lockdown, potentially creating a resurgence in infection.
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