Some Businesses Remain Closed after Safer at Home Order
Governor Tate Reeves announced on Friday that barbershops, salons, and gyms are allowed to reopen businesses starting yesterday, although some businesses choose to stay closed until further notice.
Mary Miller, owner of Cuts Above says her business is self-employed and she has been waiting for six weeks to get back to work.
“If you don’t get any money from the government or anything, you don’t get anything. So if you don’t get unemployment benefits, or a stimulus check, or a small business loan you have to work.”
Miller expresses her thoughts on why some businesses haven’t opened back up.
“I think it's a personal choice why people choose to open up or not because the governor opened us up.”
Some businesses have chosen to wait until the environment is safe to reopen their stores. One barbershop, who may remain nameless, says they plan to open back up when the pandemic has simmered in hopes to keep their customers safe. Others chose to reopen this Friday.
This extra time allows businesses to follow all CDC guidelines, which requires them to sanitize all areas before allowing customers to enter the shop one by one.
In order to reopen, Governor Reeves has enforced rules saying no clients are allowed to wait in the shop for their appointment. Clients and stylists must wear masks at all times.