While it was first considered one of the "essential businesses" allowed to remain open during Savannah's Shelter-In-Place order from Mayor Van Johnson, that's going to change.
"After receiving regulatory guidance from the state, barbershops, beauty parlors, nail and personal care salons will close on Friday, March 27, at 5 p.m.," a City spokesperson says.
Because that industry is largely regulated and permitted at the state level, it proved difficult to ascertain whether it could be included in a municipal order.
The order only applies to businesses within City of Savannah limits.
"Additional clarifications include pawn shops, title pawn shops, landscaping services and moving services are considered essential businesses and may remain operational. Vape stores are not permitted to stay open. Automobile dealerships can operate their service departments, but they may not operate their sales departments. Real estate maintenance and rental services and work to execute contracts currently in existence are allowed, but all other real estate work should be performed remotely," the City reports.