LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The Lubbock Economic Recovery Task Force hosted a news conference on Wednesday afternoon to discuss guidelines for businesses that will be allowed to open May 8.
Task Force members Dave Marcinkowski and Steve Massengale went over details for stylists, indoor and outdoor pools, and large retailers.
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Most of the local recommendations are in line with what Gov. Abbott released on Tuesday, asking customers to remember social distancing and asking businesses to limit occupancy to generally 25% of the fire marshal’s rating for each structure.
This comes after Gov. Greg Abbott announced businesses like hair salons, barbershops, tanning salons and other can open up on Friday. Though those businesses are allowed to open, there are certain restrictions in place.
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Those include stylists seeing one customer at a time, while others wait in their cars until it is their turn in the chair. Operation stations should also remain limited to keep six feet of distance between people.
Gyms and other non-essential businesses will be allowed to open May 18 at 25 percent occupancy. Customers must be six feet apart, wear gloves and all equipment must be sanitized after each use. The showers and lockers will still remain closed.
For detailed recommendations, please see the governor’s report on Opening the State of Texas here.
KCBD NewsChannel 11 will stream that news conference on KCBD.com, through Facebook and YouTube.
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