Fairfield hair salon owner applauds Lamont's easing of COVID-19 restrictions

In two weeks, many businesses across the state will be able to operate at maximum capacity for the first time in a year.

News 12 Staff

Mar 5, 2021, 8:44 PM

Updated 1,180 days ago

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A hair salon owner in Fairfield is applauding Gov. Ned Lamont's decision to lift capacity limits for businesses, but says whether his business will shift to maximum capacity depends on consumer confidence.
Hair salons are impacted by the new reopening plan, which will allow 100% capacity on March 19.
Hair in Fairfield reopened in June 2020, and owner William Zane says they've had a steady momentum since.
With safety protocols in place, Hair has been operating at 75% capacity.
Now in two weeks, many businesses across the state will be able to operate at maximum capacity for the first time in a year.
"If [Gov. Lamont] feels it's safe, I think that's going to be wonderful for the economy," Zane says.
Zane says whether his salon will make the change depends on consumer confidence.
"We would never do anything that would make people feel uncomfortable," he says.
"Especially when the vaccine comes out, this is a main thing,” hair stylist Agi Bogardus adds. “We're working so close to people and we want to give them comfort."
Zane says some customers who were initially skeptical but got vaccinated in recent weeks are starting to schedule appointments again.
"There's a light at the end of the tunnel and I'm very optimistic,” Zane says.



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