Florida’s barbershops and salons can reopen starting Monday, Gov. DeSantis announces

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TAMPA (WFLA) – Gov. Ron DeSantis is allowing Florida’s barbershops, hair salons and nail salons to reopen starting Monday, May 11.

The governor made the announcement Friday afternoon on Twitter.

“We are ready to get back to work and make some money,” the owner of J Henry’s Barber Shop in Orlando said in the announcement video. “Getting back to work, we want to be safe and continue to wear our gloves wear masks, book by appointments and continue to keep the community safe. We want to keep one thing in mind, safety is always first.”

Billy Hume who owns Billy’s Corner Barber shop in St. Petersburg has been working for a landscaping company installing fences to make ends meet during the pandemic.

“I mean, here I am on a fence crew, you know 56-years-old grinding on a Friday afternoon. Hume said. “You know, and we’ve been pulling it together, I’m going to tell you right now.  I’ve rolled change to get food in my house.”

The governor’s official executive order on reopening salons and shops has not yet been released. The governor’s tweet did not include information about guidelines on capacity or other safety measures the shops will have to abide by.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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