NJ releasing guidance for barbers, beauticians, summer school, sports, more

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“These include services by appointment only, pre-screening and temperature checks of both clients and staff and staff-client pairs remaining at least 6 feet apart unless separated by some sort of physical barrier,” Murphy said.

Today we'll release #COVID19 guidance for personal care businesses – which may reopen on 6/22:✂️Beauty salons--Barber shops--Cosmetology shops--Day & medical spas⚡Electrology facilities----‍Hair braiding shops--‍♀️Massage parlors--Nail salons--Tanning salons--Tattoo parlors pic.twitter.com/WgbvXl5zUN

— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) June 12, 2020

And coming this weekend, he said, is guidance for public libraries, which will be allowed to do curbside pickup starting Monday, and guidance from the Department of Health for the June 22 restart of organized sports.

The Department of Education will soon release guidance for school districts in the state to host in-person summer school programs starting July 6.

At a time when some states are seeing new surges in COVID-19 cases, Murphy took some pride in announcing that coronavirus transmission rate in New Jersey is now among the lowest in the country.

LOOK: This map was prepared by an independent group of health care experts and analysts who have been tracking #COVID19.We’re ONE of only FIVE states in green.This tells us that we’re better prepared, at this time, to move forward than many of our peers. pic.twitter.com/hHaQU1OLSl

— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) June 12, 2020

Outdoor dining will be permitted next week along with business inside non-essential stores, with limits on how many people are there.

Asbury Park was going to allow indoor dining under those limits, until the state got an injunction against it.

Health officials confirmed 495 new cases since Thursday, taking the statewide total to 166,164. And 48 more people have died in the last day, bringing the total to 12,489.

Murphy said flags will remain at half-staff to remember the lives lost.


KYW Newsradio's Eric Walter and David Madden contributed to this report.