By Lookout Workers
Might 29, 2020 — For the primary time for the reason that coronavirus pandemic hit Santa Monica two and a half months in the past, clients can get their hair reduce at native salons and barbershops, and diners can get pleasure from a sit-down meal at native eating places.
The Metropolis’s order issued Friday — its seventeenth since a cornonavirus emergency was declared on Friday March 13 — aligns with an order issued by Los Angeles County hours earlier reopening these venues for restricted in-person providers.
Nail salons stay closed and spa providers, together with therapeutic massage, facials and waxing, are nonetheless prohibited.
Below pointers for hair salons and eating places, bodily distancing measures shall be in place and staff and clients shall be screened for signs of COVID-19, together with cough and fever.
At barbershops and salons, everybody should put on material face coverings, ideally with earloops; stylists can serve just one consumer at a time, and clients ought to pay with bank cards and “contactless cost methods.”
“If digital or card cost shouldn’t be doable, clients ought to include actual cash cost or examine, if obtainable,” Metropolis officers stated.
At eating places, clients shall be requested to attend for his or her desk of their automobiles or exterior the restaurant and diners should put on material face coverings when not consuming, Metropolis officers stated.
Bar areas shall be closed and occupancy capability shall be restricted to 60 p.c for the subsequent three weeks.
Eating places and companies on the Santa Monica Pier stay closed.
The place the County and Metropolis orders battle, the Metropolis will observe the stricter steering, Santa Monica officers stated.
“We’re dedicated to facilitating a secure reopening and wish everybody’s dedication as we transfer ahead,” stated Interim Metropolis Supervisor Lane Dilg.
“In the days and weeks to come, we look forward to working with our local business partners to roll out opportunities for new use of public and private outdoor space for safe, physically distanced dining experiences.”
Friday’s order replaces the third complement issued March 16 that banned eating places from serving meals and closed barbershops and wonder salons.
The County issued a brand new order this week opening non-essential retail companies, together with indoor malls and buying facilities.
Film theaters, stay efficiency venues, bowling alleys, arcades, gyms, health facilities and spas stay closed.
For extra questions, name the Metropolis of Santa Monica’s hotline at (310) 458-8400. Join emergency alerts by texting SMCOVID to 888-777 and common electronic mail updates at santamonica.gov/publication.