TOMS RIVER, NJ – The wait will soon be over for those New Jersey residents with an overgrown mane, roots showing and the unkempt masses. Governor Phil Murphy this week announced that barbershops and salons may reopen on June 22nd. This means you can finally get your hair cut, dyed, styled and go back to the way things were…sort of. There are new rules in place by the administration, but those have yet to be made public.
“Our salons and barbershops can serve their clients again on Monday, June 22, and then in the period, I would hope sooner than later following those openings, our gyms and health clubs will again provide spaces for residents to work out, albeit at reduced capacity, so we’re going to come back to you with a specific date soon on gyms and health clubs,” Governor Murphy said. “Again, repeating this statement I said a second ago, differently. Entering stage two does not mean, just as it didn’t when we went into stage one, that we flick a light switch. This will continue to be a phased-in restart based upon a careful analysis of inherent risks and the ability to safeguard public health. The easier it is to have strong protocols in place or to ensure reduced densities of customers, the sooner that business can reopen.”