Kennesaw orders hair stylists, nail salons to close due to coronavirus

Kennesaw Mayor Derek Easterling has signed a third executive order requiring certain businesses to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The order, which went into effect March 31, targets personal services businesses that involve non-medical physical contact between clients and employees.

Businesses that are subject to the order include, but aren’t limited to, hair stylists, beauty shops, barber shops, nail salons, tattoo parlors “and all similar non-medical close contact service providers.”

The closure will be in effect during the city’s state of emergency declaration adopted March 20 by the City Council.

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Kennesaw has also limited restaurants and other places that serve food take-out service. Any restaurant with an alcohol license can offer to sell those beverages with take-out orders.

The city has also ordered residents to “shelter in place as much as possible,” and issues a voluntary curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Leaving home for work, food, medical treatment, medication or an emergency are exemptions to the curfew, the city said.

Kennesaw has also banned public gatherings and events consisting of 10 or more people, closes all bars, night clubs, gyms and amusement parks and requires retail establishments to curtain their hours and operations to limit the number of customers in stores.

Swift-Cantrell Park, one of the city's most popular recreation spots, is also closed to the public.

Residents should note that grocery stores and day cares are exempt from the city’s orders.

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