Because the situation surrounding COVID-19 is constantly evolving, some information may not be up to date. Stay informed by following information from your local officials and by visiting the Texas Department of State Health Services website.
In an executive order issued on May 6, Texas Governor Greg Abbott expanded the openings of several businesses and activities to further restart the economy during the pandemic. As part of this most recent order, gyms and salons are allowed to open as early as May 18th. But did you know these businesses have to abide by certain stipulations to ensure they are operating safely?
Under the governor’s order, “salons” includes barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, and tanning salons. Depending on the type of salon, different precautions may be needed to keep employees and patrons safe. In general, here’s what you can expect:
As with salons, there’s a lot of variety with gyms, including traditional gyms as well as yoga and pilates studios, spinning classes, or dance academies. Here’s how the guidelines affect these businesses:
While these businesses are now open, if you are immunocompromised, elderly, or just more comfortable maintaining greater social distance by staying at home, you can continue working out virtually using some of the resources you may have become accustomed to since March. Take a walk or a run in a low-populated area, or you can try some of our workout resources that you can try from home. These businesses will be ready to welcome you when you feel safe to get back to normal life.
In the meantime, trust that you don’t have to put your healthcare on hold during this time. Our facilities are open to the community and ready to provide safe, expert care for those who need it. No matter what comes our way, you can count on the team at St. Luke’s Health. We are here, always.
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