Hair salons among Manitoba businesses given the green light to reopen Monday

With the province of Manitoba set to begin easing some restrictions as part of a phased reopening of the economy on Monday, some business owners are looking forward to finally opening their doors to customers again.

Among the businesses — previously deemed non-essential amid the coronavirus pandemic — that are able to begin reopening next week are hair salons.

Joe Porco of Tony’s Barber Shop told 680 CJOB he’s ready to get back to business after being off since a week before closures were mandated.

“I miss it,” he said. “I’ll just take the proper precautions and just go back to work.”

Maintaining a degree of physical distancing won’t be an issue for Porco, as his shop offers a one-on-one experience.

“It’s just myself in the shop, I’ve got no staff, (so) at any one time, there’ll just be myself and one client. I go by appointment only.

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