Massage, tattoo parlors can reopen indoors as California relaxes more COVID-19 restrictions

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California cleared the way for additional businesses to resume some indoor operations this week, though officials continue to urge caution and stress that patrons and proprietors alike must remain vigilant amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

All personal care services — which include hair removal and massage and tattoo parlors — will now be allowed to resume modified indoor operations, regardless of their county’s position within the state’s four-tier reopening framework.

Other such establishments, including barbershops and hair and nail salons, were previously cleared to reopen their doors, though their customer capacity may be limited under California’s color-coded blueprint and they still must adhere to outlined coronavirus prevention measures.

The decision to allow additional businesses to open indoors was “based on a number of conversations, our looking at the data and the evidence,” California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said during a weekly briefing.

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