By executive order, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said all barbershops, hair salons, tattoo and piercing salons and nail salons will be closed to the public effective Saturday, March 21 at 8 p.m.
The executive order states workers cannot provide those types of services and still maintain the recommended social distance necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The executive order does not have an expiration date, and the businesses will remain closed indefinitely.
If people can’t stay at home and totally away from other people, proper social distancing requires staying at least six feet away from another person.
This comes on the heels of the state closing schools, the indoor sections of malls, bowling alleys, movie theaters and bars. Restaurants can stay open provided they only provide delivery or take out service.
There are more than 7,100 confirmed cases of the virus in New York state, more than 13,600 nationwide and more than 243,000 around the world.