Chief Tom Sampson of Calgary Emergency Management Agency announced on Friday that personal service businesses are being ordered to close, effective immediately.
This includes any and all businesses that deal with massage therapy, physiotherapy, tattooing, esthetician services, hair salons, and tanning salons.
Several local businesses that offer these services have already closed, citing the difficulty in keeping within physical distancing guidelines while running.
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Chief Sampson stated that the new orders announced were to continue to encourage the physical distancing needed to prevent transmission of the COVID-19 virus — two metres of space, or six feet.