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Coronavirus in Florida podcast: Reopening hair salons amid a pandemic

“It’s just a constant battle on cleaning,” said Brian Cooke, a barber at Tyrone Barber Shop.
On this show, we'll talk to experts and reporters, share the facts behind the spread of the virus and discuss what could happen next.
On this show, we'll talk to experts and reporters, share the facts behind the spread of the virus and discuss what could happen next. [ Eli Zhang ]
Published May 18, 2020

Today we bring you the story of two hair stylists in St. Petersburg. Like all salon and barbershop workers in Florida, they both had only a couple days to decide whether to go back to work after Gov. Ron DeSantis announced May 8 that those businesses could reopen the following Monday.

The two hair stylists feel differently about the state’s decision to reopen hair salons: one was ready to reopen and one wasn’t.

But one thing they both agree on is that the state overlooked their industry and failed to provide guidance on how to reopen.

We don’t have a set schedule for the podcast, but we plan to publish more episodes in the coming weeks. You can listen to the latest episode by clicking the “play” button in the audio player above or by downloading it on your favorite podcast platform.

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