Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling Orders Norwalk Salons, Barber Shops, Massage Spas and more to close by 8 p.m. March 19, 2020

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Norwalk, CT – On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling ordered hair salons, nail salons, barbershops, massage spas, tattoo parlors, tanning salons, body care and body art shops to close by 8 p.m. Mayor Rilling issued the order under the powers of a Civil Preparedness Declaration he signed five days earlier. The order covers all establishments governed by Chapter 18A, Chapter 18B, and Chapter 65 of the Norwalk Code of Ordinances.

“Social distancing is the only way we are going to slow the spread of COVID-19. These salons and spas provide services that simply cannot be done without personal, close contact. I know this order is going to impact these businesses, but my top priority is the health and safety of our community,” Mayor Rilling said. “The state and federal government has resources available to help business owners and employees during these tough times. My Economic Development Team is also here to assist. Together, with a lot of effort and shared sacrifice, we can slow the spread of coronavirus and keep our community healthy.”

More updates on this order and other actions will be released at approximately 6 p.m. on March 19, 2020 as part of Mayor Rilling’s nightly briefing.

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