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Nail salons, tattoo studios and other personal services OK to open June 19

The State Department of Public Health this afternoon, June 12, issued guidance that will allow nail salons, tattoo studios, and other personal care services to open back up beginning June 19.

The guidance,, covers “expanded personal care services,” which includes personal care that requires touching a client’s face, such as facials, electrolysis, and waxing. The guidance applies to esthetician, skin care, and cosmetology services; electrology; nail salons; body art professionals, tattoo parlors, and piercing shops; and massage therapy in non-healthcare settings. This guidance is intended to support a safe, clean environment for workers and customers.

The State is not yet allowing youth sports outside of day camp settings, indoor playgrounds, live theater, saunas and steam rooms, nightclubs, concert venues, festivals, theme parks, and higher education to reopen.

36 thoughts on "Nail salons, tattoo studios and other personal services OK to open June 19"

  1. Eddie says:

    Youth sports still isn’t allowed to start??? Ridiculous! Its more healthy to be out in the sun then cooped up in the house. This is so sad and obviously political, the youth is being punished for political agendas. I will now never vote Democrat! Keeping the healthy young children stuck at home when the at risk demographic is the elderly. Obviously political and very sad especially when you see states like Arizona, Nevada, Florida and more opening up youth sports.

    1. Erin says:

      Hahaha. I JUST commented on this too! My kids are so ready to get back out there. 3 1/2 months have been horrible to be pretty confined to their home.

  2. Precious says:

    This isn’t a wise decision. Wuhan just stated the virus has mutated and is worst than original virus. We should open slowly to see if the spread is accelerating

  3. Tammy Nguyen says:

    Hi Mr Newsom!
    It’s Not right time to open now , because all employees stilt received unemployed benefits until The end of July , now You let nails shop all reopen on June 19 , I think only owner back towork by themself except employees they don’t want to work now. Just want to let you know. Hope you understand my English.


  4. mark says:

    can we open eyebrow threading store because hair salon nail salons are open now

    1. Hi Mark, yes you can. Please follow the state guidelines on operating safely.

  5. Isaiah Todds says:

    I would have to agree with most of the comments already shared, we should steer the course and air on the side of caution. Many Counties are reporting a spike in cases since relaxing the guidelines, this current situation is not a short-term situation. I believe San Bernardino County should be smart and open slowly. The County needs to realize it can not go back to the way it was before COVID-19, it need to embrace the new normal and adjust to the situation. The County should also not rush to re-open offices to the public and recall employees, when services could be safely provided by telephone or virtually. TAD workers can process benefits without being face to face with the beneficiaries and DBH can continue to provide tele-health. There is no reason to bring staff back to an unsafe environment when they can tele-commute or work remotely. Please take these comments to heart, so we do not see a re-surge.

  6. Lisa says:

    Our numbers are going up, SB County is experiencing a spike, and NOW we open close-contact businesses! I think this is reprehensible. I am a massage therapist, and I speak for myself and a few other friends that were unemployed during these last couple of months. We were receiving help from the government to stay safe and protect clients by not practicing. Now we are faced with a choice… protect our lives or earning money. This is NOT the kind of job you can socially distance. Stated in the public health guidelines is a note about if someone is infected we have to contact trace anyone who was in close contact with that individual for more than 15 mins. Can I just remind you, massage is about as close personal contact as you can get and lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes on average, and that many people are A-symptomatic carriers? That is a lot of exposure and risk. Thank you for putting me in this position where I have to now choose between feeding my family and risking my life. I am disgusted, horrified, and in all honesty, shocked that the officials care so little for our lives.

  7. Pedro Landa says:

    My question is when are nightclubs allowed to reopen in full? I have been seeing other night clubs some in the same county and others in LA County such as El Palacio Nightclub, El Patio Nighclub, Rio Grande Nightclub announcing that they will be opening this friday June 19th, 2020. I just want to be sure that nightclubs are allowed to reopen in full with dance and live music before I begin announcing my reopening. I don’t want to get ahead of myself and end up with a complication. Please let me know. Thank you for your time, I look forward to your response.

    Pedro Landa
    La Cumbia Nightclub
    1531 E 4th St
    Ontario CA 91764

    1. Hi Pedro, nightclubs are not yet allowed to open. This is from the State of California: The following are not open county or statewide
      The following sectors, businesses, establishments, or activities are not permitted to operate in the State of California at this time:

      Indoor playgrounds such as bounce centers, ball pits and laser tag
      Live theater
      Saunas and steam rooms
      Concert venues
      Theme parks
      Higher education

  8. Erin says:

    When will youth sports be allowed to resume? Youth sports can be more socially distanced than massage places (not that I’m complaining AT ALL).

    1. As soon as we are able to announce youth sports to resume, we will let the public know.

  9. Mae Burtness says:

    I see facials on there but not massage. We have a business that does both. Can we open for facials only or are massages going to be allowed soon?

    1. Massage services are allowed. Here is a link to the guidance for personal services:

  10. Maria says:

    When will HOA Pools open like in a complex?

    1. HOA pools were allowed to open a couple of weeks ago, however some associations have decided not to open. We would advise residents to contact their association for more information.

  11. Rebekah says:

    Wondering what official stage we are in?

  12. John Phipps says:

    What about public park outdoor playgrounds? Can our kids play on them while maintaining social distancing? Sunlight should disinfect every surface within seconds.

    1. Hi John, the state has not approved outdoor playgrounds at this time. As soon as they do we will let the public know.

      1. John Phipps says:

        Thank you for the response, and for working in these uncertain times!

  13. Irene says:

    Did the County get approval to open outdoor public spas?

    1. Hi Irene, not sure what you mean by outdoor public spas but public swimming pools are allowed to open.

  14. Annel Salas says:

    Have they allowed us to reopen?

    1. Hi Annel, it depends on your industry. Some industries have been allowed to reopen outdoors.

  15. Karina says:

    Are hair salons allowed to open indoors?

    1. Hi Karina, Hair salons are not yet able to open indoors yet. As soon as they are able to do so, we will let everyone know.

  16. Leticia P says:

    Are SB County nail salons allowed to open indoors yet?

    1. Hi Leticia, only outdoors for now.

  17. Nick says:

    Hi!! Is there any update for reopening Indoor for nails salon?

    1. Hi Nick, hopefully we will get into the state’s red tier very soon and then Nail Salons may reopen indoor operations with modifications. We will update everyone once that happens. Our numbers are going in the right direction.

      1. Ana says:

        Any updates yet?

        1. Nail salons were allowed to open indoors with modifications on Sept. 22 (Tuesday) throughout California including San Bernardino County.

      2. Sean says:

        When we’re we allowed to have skincare and massage able to come back to work? What date was that allowed.

        1. Hi Sean, the guidance for personal care services was updated by the state on October 20. Here is a link to the guidance:–en.pdf

  18. Sean says:

    I just wanna clarify what date Massage and Skincare were able to come back to work.

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