Gallatin County to close barbershops, salons and other personal care businesses

Posted at 10:41 AM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 14:21:24-04

BOZEMAN - Gallatin County Board of Health is updating current Covid-19 concerns, the situation across the area, proposing adding “personal care businesses” like barbershops to close due to increasing concerns.

In a meeting Thursday morning, the motion passed with only one opposing to amend the emergency rule, including barbershops, salons, tanning salons, and other personal care businesses.

It goes into effect tonight at 9 p.m.

The board, namely Matt Kelley, discussed the evidence of community contact, as a “significant number of cases did not have any history of travel,” and more discussion was done on contact tracing efforts to control and slow down the spread of the disease.

Excluded from this rule, for now, are physical therapy facilities and essential chiropractic practitioners.

Museums are also in the list of businesses to close as part of the rule, but many already have closed to the public.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.