Massage therapy, skin care and other personal care services allowed to reopen indoors

More personal care services can reopen indoors beginning Monday as the city expands health orders in alignment with state and county guidelines.

“Long Beach is making progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and because of that, we are able to reopen additional portions of our economy,” Mayor Robert Garcia said in a statement Friday. “But as we do that, we must remain cautious, careful and safe.”

The guidance applies to esthetic, skin care, electrology, nail services, body art professionals, tattoo shops, piercing shops, tanning salons, massage therapy and other businesses outlined in the city’s health order.

Nail and hair salons will be able to open indoors with no capacity restriction, but other safety precautions, including maintaining a 6-foot distance, will still apply.

Family entertainment centers may open outdoors but are limited to those located within public parks, including batting cages, miniature golf and go-kart racing.

Private outdoor playgrounds may open, including playgrounds at museums, aquariums and zoos.

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The city on Friday reported 12,954 total positive COVID-19 cases, up 84 cases from Thursday. Fatalities stood at 255 for the fifth consecutive day.

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Kelly Puente is a general assignment and special projects reporter at the Long Beach Post. Her prolific reporting has taken her all over Southern California—even to the small Catalina Island town of Two Harbors. She is a Tiki mug collector and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public policy and administration at Cal State Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected].