FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Last night, Governor Justice mandated that hairdressers and barbers must close their doors for the next two weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak.
On what would typically be a busy Friday, the chairs at The Country Store in Oak Hill were empty today.
The cosmetology industry now joins a variety of other workers in wondering how to afford day-to-day life while not working.
“Right now, it’s just a mandated 16 days,” says President of State of West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists Donnie Snyder. “That [affects] a lot of families just through us and it’s hitting everyone across West Virginia, not just our industry.
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