The operator of a Harrisburg hair salon said Wednesday that its staff isn’t cutting hair or setting perms after the salon received a waiver from Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus-related order shutting non-life-sustaining businesses.
That waiver merely allows the DaViece Hair Team & Day Spa to sell bulk hand sanitizer, the firm said.
And that, its owners insisted, is all it is doing.
“Operations of DaViece Hair Team & Day Spa are specifically limited to this approved purpose. Accordingly, DaViece Hair Team & Day Spa has not and will not be open to the public for regular salon services until the shutdown order is lifted,” the company said in a written statement. “Permitted transactions under the waiver are primarily conducted online and, for any on-site business, DaViece Hair Team & Day Spa is maintaining strict compliance with all CDC recommended guidelines.”
“DaViece Hair Team & Day Spa is maintaining strict compliance with all CDC recommended guidelines,” it added.
The DaViece waver did raise some questions that weren’t immediately answered when PA Post looked into the waivers earlier this week. Businesses statewide filed more than 42,000 requests for waivers to Wolf’s shutdown order. At least 6,000 were approved.
The DaViece waiver prompted critics to compare its situation to that of West Shore barber Brad Shepler, who reopened his Shep’s Barber Shop in defiance of Wolf’s lockdown. Shepler said his move was a matter of financial necessity.
On Wednesday, Shepler was pondering his options after receiving a letter from the state warning that he could lose his state barber license and be fined up to $10,000 a day if he continues to disobey the closure edict.