RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam announced during his Monday news conference that non-essential business will not reopen on Friday.
Now the order has been extended to May 14 at 11:59 p.m.
It’s a tough blow for hair stylists and salon owners. Penny Kerr of Corporate Image Barbershop and Melanie Cassell of Headquarters Barber Company said they have not received any government aid money.
They both had customers scheduled on the books that they now have to canceled, too.
“If they’re going to make it to where i can’t make my own money, then they need to support us. I mean they’ve put all these different factors in place, but as far as money goes we still haven’t gotten anything and it’s making it really hard to continue to follow the rules," Cassell said.
When stylists eventually can re-open, they’ll also need to follow stricter safety guidelines.