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Massage, tattoo, piercing businesses allowed to reopen on May 15 with new protocols

Posted at 2:31 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 14:31:15-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Massage parlors, tattoo shops and piercing businesses will be allowed to reopen on Friday, May 15, alongside barbershops, salons and restaurants offering patio dining, said Lt. Gov. Jon Husted.

Husted said Tuesday that the issues around these businesses have been resolved by their respective regulatory agencies, and they will be allowed to reopen Friday with new protocols specific to them. Husted said those protocols will be available on the state’s Responsible RestartOhio website this afternoon.

Husted said they are still working to form plans and protocols to allow the reopening of those business and events that remain shuttered and canceled, including casinos, gyms, fitness centers, fairs and other entertainment sites.

“We are working as quickly as we can on fairs, outdoor recreation, camping and sports and the like…because we know that these are time-sensitive issues with Ohioans trying to make plans for their summer, and make plans with their children as well,” Husted said.

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