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Posted on: March 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Closure of Personal Care Establishments

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DATE:           March 20, 2020          CONTACT: Kathleen E. Auer RS, CHO, Health Agent

TOWN:          Agawam, MA            TELEPHONE: 413-726-9721

During this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic event, the Agawam Health Department is ordering the closure of all hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, spas, driving schools, massage establishments, body art establishments and other businesses that have the inability to maintain the required six feet of separation between staff and clients.  The closure will be effective beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 until further notice.

The Center for Disease Control has provided strict guidance for this separation practice known as social distancing. The decision to implement these extreme measures was not taken lightly and we understand the hardship this may impose on our business community; however, at this time it is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and therefore protect the public and the hardworking staff members at these establishments.

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