Hemet barbershops reject latest business restrictions

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This Hemet barber shop’s doors remain closed, while the restaurant next door continues to serve its customers outside, complying with the latest state mandate due to the increase in coronavirus cases, limiting the service of barber shops and restaurants to outside service only. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest mandate that barber shops and hair salons must close again due to the upsurge of coronavirus cases, is not faring well with local barbers and hairdressers, despite the allowance that they can continue their services outside their shops while keeping customers a safe distance from others. A Saturday, July 25, survey of many barber shops and beauty salons in the Hemet San Jacinto Valley and in Menifee revealed that none of the hair care and shops had moved their chairs and sun shades outside to serve customers. Most beauty shops and hair care salons remained closed with many cosmetologists fearing the loss of their licenses if they continue their work. Contrary to the most recent closure orders for businesses, many barber shops remained open insi
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