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Flagstaff Mayor Defends Her Decision To Close Salons, Says Complaint Unmerited

Photo Credit: KNAU's Steve Shadley

The mayor of Flagstaff says her decision to close nail salons and beauty parlors is not prohibited by the governor's order blocking cities from expanding his list of businesses that can't be shuttered to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.

Mayor Coral Evans says Governor Doug Ducey's office has not provided a detailed list of “personal hygiene” businesses covered by his order issued last Monday.

Evans said her review of the order and state law showed she could order salons to close to save lives.

Republican State Representative Vince Leach of Saddlebrooke has threatened to ask the attorney general to investigate the legality of Evans' order.

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