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AG Landry asks Edwards to consider opening cosmetology industry

A 'new normal', as Georgia restaurants allowed to reopen
Posted at 5:39 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 18:45:17-04

Attorney General Jeff Landry is requesting that the governor reconsider keeping cosmetology services closed for the duration of his stay at home order.

In a letter sent to the Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday, Landry says his request comes after substantive discussions with the Louisiana Board of Cosmetology and with small business owners.

"We have thousands of licensed cosmetologists in our state. These people with real families and real problems."

Landry says that while some businesses are hesitant on reopening, others are ready to receive service.

The letter states that the salons and barbershops should be allowed to reopen with "common sense and reasonable" guidelines to preserve public health.

The extended stay a home order that went into affect on May 1 prohibits these businesses from operating until phase 1 of the White House re-opening plan has been reached.

Read the full letter below:

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