Westminster Mayor Tri Ta is no stranger to the nail industry. In fact, he was the managing editor of VietSalon Magazine, NAILS' sister publication. 

On Friday, Ta issued a letter to the governor of California, Gavin Newsom. Newsom made waves Thursday when he said in a press conference that the California COVID-19 outbreak seemed to originate in a nail salon. Since making this statement, several have asked for proof or more information about the facts behind this statement. Ta's letter speaks to the dangers of Newsom's claims and points out that the salon industry is one that was heavily regulated prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. Ta says that he is "hopeful" the governor will take this into consideration and "work with this industry to develop further measures that will improve the health and safety of workers and customers."

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