Salons and Barbershops Can Open in 47 Counties. Placer Hopes to Open Gyms and Theatres Next.

Counties that have their COVID-19 infection rates under control can begin opening hair salons and barbershops. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the new restrictions on salons Tuesday, one day after giving the greenlight to church services, provided certain guidelines are followed.

Eleven counties have been unable to attest that they have the virus under control, which means they can’t put hairdressers back to work just yet. They are Alameda, Contra Costa, Imperial, Los Angeles, Marin, Monterey, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Tulare.

Los Angeles will still see some changes, however. Tuesday evening, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the reopening of churches and retail. They must operate at 25% capacity.

Placer County, meanwhile, wants to be the first to open movie theatres and gyms. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to petition the state to move into the next phase.