A woman cuts a man's hair with both wearing face coverings.

Contra Costa Eases Up on Religious Services, Pools and Salons

A woman cuts a man's hair with both wearing face coverings.

Hair salons and barber shops were allowed to reopen Wednesday in Contra Costa County. Here, Capt. Ricardo Morales gets his hair cut May 20 during the first phase of reopening at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mauricio Campino)

RP Staff Report

Hair salons and barber shops were allowed to reopen Wednesday under an amended Contra Costa County health order issued Tuesday.

The health order also included changes that allow up to 100 people to attend a religious service or funeral indoors — provided that social distancing guidelines are followed.

And rules for sharing swimming pools have been altered too. The new rules mandate that one person is allowable per 75 square feet of water in a pool.

But even with the changes, county health officials continue to urge caution.

“CCHS continues to recommend that residents stay home as much as possible and take steps to protect themselves and each other when leaving the house,” health officials said in the official announcement.

“CCHS encourages everyone to take simple steps to protect themselves from COVID-19: Follow the shelter-in-place order, and wear a face covering when you go out or are near other people,” they added. “Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently, and always stay home from work or school if you are not feeling well.”

The new health order can be viewed at cchealth.org/coronavirus. Further information about Contra Costa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is also available.

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