Preble County Health Commissioner appointed to governor’s Salon Advisory Board


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PREBLE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Preble County Health Commissioner Erik Balster has been appointed to Governor Mike DeWine’s state advisory group considering how hair salons, barber shops and tanning facilities may reopen and still fight the coronavirus.

On May 1, DeWine announced the members of his advisory groups on reopening eateries and personal service businesses such as hair salons, barber shops and tanning facilities.

Balster will serve on the advisory group examining how to reopen services that fall under cosmetology and related services, while balancing the need to protect the health of employees and customers.

The group consists of state and local public health experts, along with representatives from hair salons, barber shops and tanning facilities businesses across Ohio.

Balster said in a press release that there is currently no date set for the reopening of the personal care businesses, but the pace of the daily meetings has been rapid and our main concern of the group members is to do things right.

DeWine also has called for similar groups to be assembled for other sectors such as libraries, travel, tourism, sports, outdoor recreation, gyms, theaters, childcare and adult daycares.

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