A barber who continued to cut hair at in New York last month few weeks in violation of the state’s stay-at-home order has tested positive for coronavirus, the Ulster County Division of Well being and Psychological Well being stated.
In a press release Wednesday, the county health commissioner suggested anybody who’s has been in his haircut salon up to 3 weeks on Broadway, Kingston, about 20 miles north of Poughkeepsie, to hunt testing for the covid-19. The declaration didn’t identify nor the barber or the store.
Nonessential companies have been closed since March 22 due to an order issued by Governor. Cuomo that’s set to run out Friday, when certain parts of the state which have met public well being metrics will be allowed to start a staged reopening.
Beneath the order, barbershops, beauty salons, nail salons and different companies that present private care providers usually are not allowed to be open and operated to slow the spread of the covid-19.
« We’re taking strong measures to try to decrease the spread of this dangerous illness, » Ulster County Well being Commissioner Dr. Carol Smith stated. « while barbershop has continuing to work illicitly for weeks with a coronavirus positive workers is extraordinarily disheartening. »
« As much as we would all like to go out and get a professional haircut, this kind of direct contact has the potential to dramatically spread this virus all through our community and plus, » she added.