OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – Hairdressers and barbers are seeing a lot of clients after recently reopening.
The County Shop is practically booked with little room for walk-ins, but Donnie Snyder says not to let that scare you away because some of their employees still have openings.
Although Justice allowed hairdressers and barbers to head back to work nearly two weeks ago, some were hesitant. At the end of the day, it came down to needing the income.
“I didn’t want to go back when they released us,” said Snyder. “One of the guys [at The County Shop] can’t get unemployment as well as myself, and you know, we’ve been out of income for a while.”
While the shop may be busy, Snyder says they’re still social distancing by limiting the number of people inside at a time. Customers are asked to sign in and wait in their vehicle for their turn.
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