Preparations underway for businesses in Pa. counties moving to green phase

Preparations underway for businesses in Pa. counties moving to green phase

LAWRENCE CO., Pa. — Eighteen counties in Pennsylvania are moving into the green phase Friday after meeting the safety requirements of the state health department.

Lawrence, Clarion, Venango and Jefferson are the only regional counties set to transition tomorrow, and preparations are underway.

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Businesses across the region that have been shut down for more than two months -- including barber shops, hair salons and gyms -- are ready to reopen under the new normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Places like Headquarters Barber shop in New Castle are taking strict precautions to ensure everyone stays safe, such as temperature checks for each customer and signs on the front door outlining rules for wearing masks and social distancing.

Appointments at these shops are going to be hard to come by, as they have been booking appointments for weeks.

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