Beauty salons, nail salons, tattoo parlors, massage parlors and similar businesses in the beauty service industry should stop operating, Douglas County’s health director reiterated Tuesday.

On Friday, Douglas County Health Director Adi Pour, in a directed health order, said venues that cannot perform their function without a 6-foot distance between individuals should cease operations.

The order states, “If a minimum social distance of six feet between attendees cannot be maintained in the venue or a subdivision thereof, the gathering is prohibited.”

Given the nature of the beauty industry, Pour said in a press release Tuesday, “It is not possible for most needed services to be performed, and because of that these operations should cease.”

The Friday order also prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people in Douglas County.

Health Department spokesman Phil Rooney said people in the beauty industry had asked for clarification of the order.

Nancy Gaarder helps cover public safety and weather events as an editor on The World-Herald's breaking news desk. Follow her on Twitter @gaarder. Email: nancy.gaarder@owh.com

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