Barbershops and Salons In Meridian Have Officially Reopened
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Barbershops and Salons In Meridian Have Officially Reopened

Updated: May 12

Today in Meridian, barbershops and salons were able to officially reopen thanks to the amended “safer at home” executive order issued by Governor Tate Reeves on Friday, May 8th.

The amended order allowed for barbershops, salons and gyms to reopen today at 8am, but in order to reopen, these businesses are required to perform a deep cleaning on their facilities daily and customers are not allowed to wait for their appointments inside of the barbershops and salons.


The order mandates that social distancing is practiced, and employees wear gloves and masks when servicing customers. Also requiring customers to wear masks unless it interferes with the service they are receiving.

Dermaine Johnson, owner of Exclusive Cuts Barbershop and Salon in Meridian shared that clients along with barbers and stylists from his business were excited about the reopening, after being closed for two months.


“The clients are ecstatic. the clients really haven’t took the severity of it, they’ve been wanting a haircut since day one of the shutdown, so their pretty ecstatic—two months later to be able to actually come get a haircut, we want to do everything in decency and in order and we wanted to make sure that the safety would be met on their end and on our end as well, so for our safety and for our safety we took the necessary precautions”, said Dermaine Johnson, owner of Exclusive Cuts Barbershop and Salon in Meridian.


Saying, that these required changes are minor but necessary in order to regain some form of normalcy at this time.


“So, instead of having 6ft between clients and stations, I actually was able to set up 12ft, and I’ve already did adjustments for the protective wear, also sterilization of the doors, and that nature. The biggest thing that we adjusted is that the clients have to wait outside instead of coming inside, certain things like that are just small adjustments for us. We’re very eager to get back to work and actually be productive citizens and provide for our families”, said Dermaine Johnson.


When announcing the reopening of salons, barbershops, and gyms, Governor Tate Reeves also announced the extension of the safer at home order for another 2 weeks until Monday, May 25th at 8am.

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