OAKLAND, Calif. – The most recent lock down has many small enterprise house owners fearful about their funds and pissed off with well being officers.
Hair salon house owners in Marin County protested Thursday, demanding the county enable them to reopen.
One among them was Maya Webb, proprietor of Hendrix, a coloration salon in Corte Madera.
Webb is a single mom with two children in faculty, now with no cash coming in.
“To be closed six months out of the yr and solely open at half capability, it is simply devastating,” Webb says.
Below a stay-at-home lockdown, all hair salons are closed together with out of doors and indoor eating.
Webb says it is unfair. She says she went above and past all well being protocols to maintain her store as secure as potential from COVID-19 an infection.
“We had been put in with eating places the place they’re allowed to do take-out. We do not have an choice like that. I would really like the county to rethink letting us open inside as soon as they’ve seen all of the protocols that we’re following. Or not less than an out of doors choice,” Webb says.
Webb was considered one of dozens of salon house owners and stylists who protested in entrance of the Marin County Public Well being workplaces demanding well being officers enable them to reopen.
“This isn’t honest. It doesn’t make sense and it’s killing small enterprise,” stated one proprietor.
However county well being officers, whereas sympathetic, say they’re between a rock and a tough place.
COVID-19 an infection charges and hospitalizations are skyrocketing. Well being officers say they need to restrict human interactions. That features haircuts.
“It is an interplay between two folks that’s occurring in shut proximity over an extended time period. And the danger of an infection will increase the longer you’re collectively and the nearer you’re collectively,” says Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Well being Officer.
The lockdown is scheduled to finish January 4th.
However well being officers may simply prolong it, If the COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations are nonetheless unhealthy by then.