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Salons, Barber Shop Openings Delayed; Tennis Courts Open Soon

You’ve waited a long time for that haircut or coloring.

Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a bit longer.

The opening of those nearly essential (to many) businesses was set for this Wednesday (May 20).

Today Governor Ned Lamont announced t– with Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island — that those businesses will be pushed back to “early June.”

Lamont noted that after extensive discussions with owners and employees of these businesses, more time is needed.

“We’ve been hearing a lot of feedback from many owners and employees, and at this time I think the best approach is that we hit pause on the reopening of hair salons and barbershops, take a step back, and allow some more time as preparations continue to be made,” the governor said.

In other reopening news, Westport plans to open the Longshore and Staples High School tennis courts on May 27.

Play will be limited to singles, and allowed on courts 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 at Longshore, and 2, 4 and 6 at Staples.

Longshore tennis courts (Photo/Cliona Becker)

Additional restrictions will be in place, and posted here. The Longshore courts will require advanced reservations, with payment by credit card only; no walk-ups permitted.

Work is now being done on the Town Farm and Doubleday courts. When that’s completed, those courts will be open with similar restrictions.

Meanwhile, the Longshore pool opening is delayed until further notice. So is staffing of lifeguards at Compo and Burying Hill beaches, as the town awaits further guidance from the state.

Marpe Adds Salons, Barbers, Etc. To Closure List

Adding to his previous executive order declaring a civil emergency, 1st Selectman Jim Marpe has ordered the closure of “salons and other businesses that provide the services of barbers, hairdressers, cosmetologists, nail technicians, estheticians, eyelash technicians, and massage therapists, and salons and businesses that provide similar services.”

His order adds that all those professionals described above “are discouraged from providing such services to customers in homes and other private locations other than for their immediate families.”

The order is effective as of 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 18).

Salon 293 — and every other hair and nail establishment in Westport — must close as of 2 p.m. today.