aspen_banner.jpg
Arizona Public Radio | Your Source for NPR News
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Ducey Orders Hair Salons Closed Amid Criticism

5e8500fd24f50.image_.jpg
AP Photo/Matt York
/

After mounting criticism, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday ordered hair and nail salons, barbers and other businesses that provide personal services to close to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

The new order from the Republican governor takes effect at 5 p.m. Saturday and comes after he refused for weeks to clarify that shops where clients and staff must be close together needed to shut down to protect public health. Also on the new closure list are massage parlors, tattoo parlors, barber shops and tanning salons.

Related Content