Salons, barbershops, pet grooming, car washes and more
This is a reminder that businesses like salons, pet groomers, barbershops, and car washes can now begin operating again in Massachusetts. We would like to thank small business owner NFIB members in those industries for helping to convince the Baker-Polito administration that you were prepared to safely reopen. NFIB stressed in our presentation before the Reopening Advisory Board, that Massachusetts business owners were already taking steps to sanitize, distance, and require protective gear to keep their customers and workers safe. Please make sure you are familiar with your industry’s specific guidance regarding reopening.
While many retail shops are still not permitted to open their doors to customers, curbside pickup is now being allowed. The state updated the essential business FAQs to reflect these changes over Memorial Day weekend. We recommend you review the FAQs to make certain your business is in full compliance. Unfortunately, curbside pickup is an option most states allowed during the entirety of the pandemic and places Massachusetts at a competitive disadvantage with neighboring states that allow in-store pickup and even limited capacity in-store browsing. We ask retail NFIB members and supporters to continue to use our issue alert to urge Governor Baker to further ease restrictions on small business shops.
There have been no changes for restaurants and fitness clubs during Phase 1 of the Massachusetts reopening. However, we urge restaurants, fitness clubs, and supporters to contact the Baker administration as well by clicking https://www.nfib.com/massachusetts/now/.