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Governor Sets Stage For Places Of Worship, Barbershops And Hair Salons To Reopen

The governor has set the stage for the reopening of churches, as well as barber shops and hair salons on the Central and South Coasts

The ball is now in the court of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties to decide if they are ready for the additional steps.

One of the most controversial issues has been over the closure of churches because of coronavirus safety, with some filing suit to try to reopen their doors. 

Over the holiday weekend, a court upheld the governor’s closure order.

On Tuesday, the governor announced guidelines for churches to reopen to in-person services.  It limits the numbers of people who can be in places of worship for services, to try to ensure social distancing is being practiced.

The governor also announced that barber shops and hair salons will be allowed to reopen, with a number of safety precautions in place.  However, nail salons still must remain closed. 

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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