Alameda County To Allow Personal Care Services Outdoors

Alameda County will soon allow some personal care businesses to reopen in a low-risk capacity, if they move their operations outdoors.

That includes hair salons and barbershops, nail salons, waxing services, skin care services, and non-medical massages.

But services that would require customers to remove their face coverings, such as eyebrow threading and waxing and eyelash treatments are still not allowed. Tattoo, piercing and electrolysis-related businesses must still remain closed as well.

Wineries are allowed to resume outdoor wine tastings without offering a dining option, but other bars and brewpubs will still be required to serve food in order to open.

Outdoor pools can reopen as well and some group aquatic fitness classes can reopen with restrictions but other shared areas such as locker rooms and slides must remain closed and poolside furniture is not allowed.

The new orders go into effect Friday.