Barber, beauty shops, nail salons not part of Carney’s shutdown order


The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services reports that the recent modification to Gov. John Carney’s emergency order does not include  barber and beauty shops, nail salons.

At this time, barbershops, beauty salons, and nail salons are still allowed to be open but must comply of 50 or fewer people and practice social distancing. Any business that is open is strongly encouraged to have hand sanitizer and handwashing stations on site, DHSS reported.

A health spa is defined as any person, firm, corporation, organization, club or association engaged in the sale of memberships in a program of physical exercise, physical fitness, weight control or figure reduction, which offers the use of 1 or more of the following: a whirlpool, weight lifting room, steam room, exercising room or exercising or weight loss device. The term “health spa” shall not include the following:

  • . Bonafide nonprofit organizations, including, but not limited to, the Young Men’s Christian Association, Young Women’s Christian Association or similar organizations whose functions as health spas are only incidental to their overall functions and purpose. The YMCA earlier shut down its fitness centers.
  • Any private club owned and operated by its members;
  • Any organization primarily operated for the purpose of teaching a particular form of self-defense such as judo or karate;
  • Any facility owned or operated by the United States;
  • Any facility owned or operated by the state or any of its political subdivisions; and
  • Any nonprofit public or private school, college or university.


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