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Salons, spas and personal-care businesses reopen in New Jersey Monday

Posted at 6:15 AM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 06:19:35-04

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey carefully continues to cut back on restrictions Monday as personal-care businesses begin to reopen.

The new allowances are part of the next stage of the Garden State's Phase 2 of reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

What businesses can reopen Monday?

Hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, tattoo parlors, spas and massage parlors can all cautiously reopen, but the businesses must follow strict stage guidelines for capacity and safety measures.

Social distancing remains a must, unless there are physical barriers in place.

Customers need to wear face coverings and everyone gets a temperature check before being allowed inside.

Also allowed to restart today are municipal and private-club swimming pools, as well as organized sports.

New Jersey's limit on outdoor gatherings is also expected to increase today fro 100 to 250 people, then possibly bump up again to 500 on July 3.

Looking ahead, malls in the Garden State can reopen next Monday, June 29. Youth day camps have the green light to open starting July 6.