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To: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf

Soft Opening of Hair Salons and Barbershops

Soft Opening of Hair Salons and Barbershops

Soft Opening of Hair Salons and Barbershops as one of the immediate businesses to re-open in the next phase.

Why is this important?

100% of the Licensed Hair Salons and Barbershops in Pennsylvania have been abruptly shut down since the onset of the Coronavirus quarantine, even though safe measures could have been considered and taken to prevent a total shutdown. Many other businesses, such as certain Cabinet Companies, Ice cream shops, beer stores, coffee shops, etc., were deemed “essential” and left alone to operate, knowing that these businesses would most likely allow for more than one person at a given time to congregate in unsanitary, uncontrolled environments. Also knowing that it is almost impossible for those aforementioned “essential businesses” to host controlled appointments as licensed hair salons and barbershops were immediately capable of doing. I ask that those In agreement petition for all licensed hair salons and barbershops to immediately be one of the first businesses on the list to reopen. So far the petitioning has been very active and positive. I am happy to announce that in the great terms of fairness, several companies, businesses originally given “essential status”, were finally rescinded and include The Wolf cabinet company and a candy store owned by a Senate majority leader. It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but rather the size of the fight in the dog.

Reasons for signing

  • Many hairstylists/barbers are self employed. They can't continue to pay salon expenses with no income. I support a soft opening with limits on the number of people in the shop at a time. The salons are safer than the supermarkets.
  • I’m self employed and work alone so I need to do a soft open.
  • I believe the hair cutting business would be easy to wipe down and keep under Cdc regulations. These are individuals that need to feed their families and I believe it’s unconstitutional for us to keep them from the job that would provide them their lively hood. It’s messed up, let them cut! Make heads beautiful again.


2020-05-07 00:17:51 -0400

50,000 signatures reached

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20,000 signatures reached

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