By: ActionNewsJax.com News Staff – Hair & nail salons, barbershops in the Jacksonville area can reopen – NORTHEAST FLORIDA, SOUTHEAST GEORGIA — More than 40,000 people in Florida and 32,000 people in Georgia have been infected with the new coronavirus, and the number of deaths from the outbreak continues to rise. Officials are attempting to contain the COVID-19 outbreak in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia as schools, businesses and public events are closed or canceled.
St. Augustine selling face masks to local businesses
May 11, 9:33 a.m.: The City of St. Augustine said it is selling face masks for purchase starting Monday, May 11 to local businesses to ensure the safety of business owners and their staff and customers amid the pandemic. If you a business owner in St. Augustine and are interested in masks, complete an inventory request online by clicking here. Business must order a minimum of 100 masks (two boxes). Read more here.
May 11, 8:16 a.m.: Gov. Ron DeSantis will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. in Fort Myers at the Lee Memorial Hospital.
May 11, 5:24 a.m.: Starting today, Florida barbershops, hair salons and nail salons are allowed to reopen for the first time in more than a month, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday, as part of phase 1 reopening.
Previously, those businesses were excluded from reopening. DeSantis said businesses must follow enhanced safety protocols, such as wearing gloves and masks. Action News Jax asked some businesses what plans they have in place. Some stated that clients will wait in their cars until their appointment times and making sure schedule are arranged to limit the number of clients inside a business at once.
We’ve reached out to the governor to see what he specifically means by “enhanced safety protocols,” and will update this story as soon as we hear back.
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