This week was the week we were expecting Santa Clara County to announce that our salons, barber shops, gyms, and other personal services would be allowed to join the re-opening. As you may have heard, that didn't happen.
The Coronavirus caseload in Santa Clara County and in California in general has not only failed to shrink enough for high touch services like salons, gyms, and spas to re-open, the numbers are trending in the wrong direction.
We need to ask everyone to do their part to help push down the spread of Covid-19. Please wear a face mask in addition to continuing to keep your social distance when you're around non-family members. There has been growing evidence in recent months that face masks are effective in curtailing the spread of Covid-19.
It's also worthwhile to note that in numerous countries where wearing face masks is a common practice, people have been able to go get haircuts, massages, and workouts weeks and months ago. Those countries took different approaches toward controlling their outbreaks, but the one thing they had in common was that people wore face masks to reduce the spread of disease.