Nail salons closed in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic. With many stay at home orders expiring April 30, states are taking individual approaches to re-opening. Here's a state by state look at the current re-opening plans for nail salons:
In Alabama, a stay-at-home order expired on April 30, and was replaced with a "safer-at-home" plan. Nail salons are still closed.
Alaska eased its statewide restrictions on April 24. As a result, nail salons are now reopened, but are required to adhere to several requirements.
Arizona's stay-at-home order was originally set to expire April 30. It has since been extended to May 15, and nail salons remain closed.
Arkansas never saw a statewide stay-at-home order, but several restrictions have been enforced throughout the coronavirus pandemic. State parks and restaurants are beginning to see reopening dates, but nail salons are closed for the time being.
California was the first state in the nation to declare a formal stay-at-home order. Reopening plans for nonessential businesses like nail salons remain uncertain for now.
Colorado's stay-home order expired on April 26. Adopting a "safer-at-home" approach instead, businesses will reopen in phases. Nail salons are free to resume business with social distancing precautions as of May 1.
Connecticut's stay-at-home order was put in place March 23 and was recently extended to May 20. Nail salons are currently closed.
A shelter-in-place order has shut down Delaware's nonessential businesses since March 24. Currently set to expire May 15, nail salons remain closed until at least this date.
In Florida, a mandated stay-at-home order will expire on May 4. During phase one of its reopening plan, stores and restaurants can operate at 25 percent capacity. Nail salons will be allowed to open their doors in a later phase.
Georgia's statewide shelter-in-place order expired April 30, but nail salons have been back in business since April 24. Read about one Georgia re-opening here.
In Hawaii, a stay-at-home order has been in effect since March 25. As of now, this is set to expire May 31, with nail salons and other nonessential businesses remaining closed.
Idaho's stay-at-home order expired April 30, replaced by a four-stage reopening plan. Hair salons can reopen in phase two (potentially mid-to-late May), although the status of nail salons specifically is unclear.
The stay-at-home order in Illinois, effective since March 21, was recently extended to May 30. Select outdoor activities have since been reopened, but nail salons and other nonessential businesses will remain closed to the public.
Originally put in place March 24, Indiana's stay-at-home order was expected to expire May 1. As of this writing, the state is currently awaiting further announcements by Governor Eric Holcomb.
One of a handful of states without a formal stay-at-home order, Iowa currently plans to loosen restrictions in 77 of its 99 counties on May 1. Closures in the remaining 22 have been extended until May 15. Nail salons, however, remain closed throughout the state.
The stay-at-home order in Kansas will expire May 3, with a phased reopening beginning May 4. Nail salons are part of a later phase and will not be allowed to open until at least May 18.
Kentucky has been restricted by a "healthy-at-home" order since March 26. Like many other states, a multiphase reopening will occur if declining numbers remain consistent. May 25 is the current target date for nail salons to resume business.
On April 27, Louisiana's stay-at-home order was extended to May 15. Governor John Bel Edwards hopes to green light gradual (and heavily reduced capacity) reopenings the following day, which may include nail salons.
In Maine, a stay-at-home order (expired April 30) will be replaced by a four-stage reopening plan. Nail salons will be allowed to resume limited business June 1 with limitations.
In effect since March 30, Maryland's stay-at-home order is currently indefinite. Nonessential businesses like nail salons remain closed.
Massachusetts recently extended its stay-at-home order to May 18. It is currently unclear when nail salons will reopen.
Michigan's stay-at-home order, in effect since March 24, is set to expire May 15. Nail salons are currently closed.
The stay-at-home order in Minnesota is set to expire May 18, though select industries were allowed to welcome employees back on April 27. Nail salons remain closed for now.
Mississippi's shelter-in-place order expired on April 27. Following this, select restrictions were lifted, but nail salons and other personal care businesses are still closed.
Under a stay-at-home order since April 6, Missouri will begin to reopen Monday, May 4. Nail salons are among the businesses allowed to resume business on this day.
The stay-at-home order in Montana expired April 26. Though the state will reopen in phases, nail salons were part of the first group to welcome customers back on April 27.
Nebraska never saw a statewide stay-at-home order, but like many states in a similar situation, nonessential businesses were restricted. On May 4, nail salons in select areas can reopen.
Nevada's stay-at-home order is currently set to expire May 15. Nail salons will remain closed for now.
In New Hampshire, a stay-at-home order is set to expire May 4, with a "state of emergency" declaration through at least May 15. Until then, nail salons are closed.
Effective since March 21, New Jersey's stay-at-home order is currently indefinite. Nail salons will stay closed for the time being.
New Mexico's recently extended stay-at-home order is set to expire May 15. It's currently unclear when nail salons will be allowed to reopen.
In New York, where US coronavirus cases are the highest, a stay-at-home order will run through at least May 15. Low-risk businesses upstate may begin reopening around this time, but the fate of downstate is still unclear. There are currently no specific plans for nail salons to reopen.
North Carolina's stay-at-home order is set to expire May 8. Nonessential and "close-contact" businesses will remain closed for now, including nail salons.
Following mass closures (but no statewide stay-at-home order), businesses in North Dakota were allowed to reopen May 1. This includes nail salons.
Ohio's stay-at-home order expires May 1, but will be replaced with a "Stay Safe Ohio Order," where businesses will reopen in phases. Retail stores can reopen May 12, but nail salons and personal care businesses will stay closed until a date is announced.
Oklahoma, where a stay-at-home order was never issued, permitted nail salons to reopen statewide on April 24.
Oregon's stay-at-home order was issued March 23, but no official reopening plans have been announced.
In Pennsylvania, select counties in the northwestern and central parts of the state may begin reopening as soon as May 8. Nail salons would likely be included in the early reopenings, but plans for the rest of the state are unclear.
Rhode Island's statewide stay-at-home is set to expire May 8. Its reopening plan will likely occur in phases, with nail salons welcoming customers back in phase two.
South Carolina was one of the last states to issue a stay-at-home order, and one of the first to begin reopening plans on April 20. Nail salons, however, remain closed.
No stay-at-home order was issued in South Dakota, but nail salons continue to be shuttered. A "back to normal" plan has been announced, but no specific dates are set for reopening.
In Tennessee, a stay-at-home order expired April 30. Close contact services, including nail salons, can reopen beginning May 6, however a list of strict guidelines are in place.
The stay-at-home order in Texas expired April 30. Certain businesses, including retail stores, restaurants, and movie theaters, are allowed to reopen, but an executive order will keep nail salons closed until further notice.
Utah did not have a statewide stay-at-home order, but nail salons have been shuttered. As of May 1, they'll be allowed to reopen following safety and hygiene precautions.
Vermont's stay-at-home order is set to expire on May 15. Currently, there are no specific plans for reopening nail salons.
Effective since March 30, Virginia's stay-at-home order will extend through June 10. Nail salons remain closed.
In Washington, the stay-at-home order (effective since March 23) currently expires May 4. State Governor Jay Inslee will likely extend this date, with no specific plans to reopen nail salons.
West Virginia will reopen gradually after its stay-at-home order expires May 4. Nail salons can then reopen as part of a "safer-at-home" plan.
Wisconsin's stay-at-home order was recently extended to May 26. Nail salons remain closed for now.
In Wyoming, statewide restrictions began to lift on May 1. As a result, nail salons can resume business at reduced capacity.
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