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All barber shops, hair salons, tattoo & piercing parlors, etc. to close statewide at 8 p.m. Saturday

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Posted at 8:05 AM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 08:46:17-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced all barber shops, hair salons, tattoo and piercing parlors, and related personal care services are close statewide at 8 p.m. Saturday.

It was issued in an executive order from the governor Friday amid concerns about the coronavirus.

"We know how the novel coronavirus spreads, and we are making data-driven decisions as the situation evolves to continue to reduce density and slow the spread of the virus," Governor Cuomo said. "We remain in constant communication with our neighboring states to ensure we are establishing a set of uniform rules and regulations for the entire region. These temporary closures are not going to be easy, but they are necessary to protecting the health and safety of New Yorkers and all Americans."

The executive order includes nail technicians, cosmetologists and estheticians, and the provision of electrolysis and laser hair removal services.