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Ask 2: Will hair and nail salons open on Friday?

Two women wearing masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus paint their nails at a home nail salon in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Cuban authorities are requiring the use of masks for anyone outside their homes. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Two women wearing masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus paint their nails at a home nail salon in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Cuban authorities are requiring the use of masks for anyone outside their homes. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

At KPRC 2, we’re dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our new Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston.

The question: I heard rumors that hair and nail salons would be open Friday. Can you confirm?

The answer: Gov. Abbott announced this week that starting Friday, retail stores can now reopen on a “to-go” basis. Meaning, stores can take online orders and initiate curbside pickup.

However, for the fate of all hair and nail salons in Texas, Abbott says he does plan to reopen them “at the beginning of May” along with enhanced safety standards.

The next update from Gov. Abbott will be on April 27.

For now, hair and nail salons remain closed for the time being.

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