Thousands of Hairstylists and Barbers were hoping to re-open their business on May 1, but Governor Roy Cooper took that hope from them Thursday afternoon.
The North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners told The North Carolina Beat a week ago that barbershops and hair salons would be able to reopen May 1, if Governor Cooper did not extend his executive stay-at-home order. Thursday, the Governor extended that order until May 8.
N.C. Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners said that Barbershops and Hair Salons will not reopen until the state is in Phase 2 of Governor Cooper’s reopen plan.
At this time we do not know when the reopening phases will begin for our state. Yesterday, the Governor extended the stay-at-home order until May 8. We can’t give a date as to when barbershops and hair salons will be able to reopen but we are included in phase two of Governor Cooper’s reopening plan. There is no time frame as to when the state will move into phase one and when we get there, there is no timeframe of how long we will be in that phase, the board said.
During a press conference Thursday, Governor Roy Cooper laid out his phases for reopening North Carolina. He said that depending on how the data displays will determine if he will extend the stay-at-home order or start phase one of reopening the state.
Phase two will begin three weeks after phase one.
Phase two includes:
Lift Stay At Home order with strong encouragement for vulnerable populations to continue staying at home to stay safe
Allow limited opening of restaurants, bars, fitness centers, personal care services, and other businesses that can follow safety protocols including the potential need to reduce capacity
Allow gathering at places such as house of worship and entertainment venues at reduced compacity
Increase in number of people allowed at gatherings
Open public playgrounds
Continue rigorous restrictions on nursing homes another congregant care settings
N.C. Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners said they will be emailing all licensed barbers and hairstylists to let them know about the changes and when they will be able to reopen.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can call (919)-733-4117 and press option 0.