Guv allowing salons, massages as of June 15
Haircuts massages and mani-pedi services will be reopening on June 15th throughout the state meaning local folks providing these services will likely become slammed with requests for appointments beginning mid-month.
Jamie Wagner of Fusion Salon in Newaygo said the phone began ringing soon after the announcement was made Friday morning.
“It’s been an interesting few months to say the least. My team and customers have been patiently waiting and we’re ready. We’ve missed our loyal customers and can’t wait to get going again. Thank you for being patient. Finally we have an open date!!”
Starting on June 10, Regions 6 and 8 — which include much of northern Michigan and all of the Upper Peninsula — will advance to Phase 5 of the governor’s MI Safe Start Plan. Phase 5 allows the reopening of salons, movie theaters, and gyms, subject to safety protocols and procedures designed to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
On June 15, personal services including hair, massages, and nails will reopen statewide. Though the remaining regions, 1 through 5 and 7, will remain in Phase 4 under today’s executive orders, the governor has said she expects the entire state will advance to Phase 5 in the coming weeks.
Under Phase 5, indoor social gatherings and organized events of up to 50 people are permissible. Outdoor social gatherings and organized events are also allowed if people maintain six feet of distance from one another and the gathering consists of no more than 250 people. In addition, outdoor performance and sporting venues will be open with a larger capacity limit of 500, which will allow for some outdoor graduation ceremonies.
“We are still on an encouraging trajectory across the state, and while there are regional differences, we are seeing continued general rates of decline in cases and deaths,” said MDHHS Chief Deputy for Health and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun.
In addition, Governor Whitmer has issued an updated rule laying out new workplace safeguards for gyms, in-home services, hair salons, and entertainment venues. Following these safeguards will ensure that workers and patrons alike remain protected as the state moves to reopen.
To view Executive Orders 2020-114 and 2020-115, click the links below: