Updated: May 29, 2020 06:54 PM
Created: May 29, 2020 06:40 PM
FARMINGTON, N.M.- More businesses in the Four Corners are preparing to reopen on June 1.
"Were excited to be open," said Martin, owner of The Cave - Men's Grooming. "It's been a long two months. Obviously our staff is excited about getting back to work."
Barbershops and beauty salons are allowed to open next week at 25% capacity. Martin said his barbershop will follow COVID-safe requirements.
"First and foremost, were gonna do appointment only because that's what the mandate suggest," he said. "Second of all, follow the state mandate as well, folks will wear a mask all our employees will wear masks."
He says social distancing will be practiced and tools and works stations will be cleaned after every client.
Dine-in restaurants will also be allowed to open on Monday.
Spare Rib BBQ will be ready come Monday.
"We will still continue to do carry-out for those who aren't ready to dine in, so were hoping and planning to be busy with both," said Carrie Jonell West
West said they will be following guidelines like distancing tables, and wearing masks.
With San Juan County being a hot spot for COVID-19 cases, many people did not expect the governor to allow businesses to reopen.
"My message for the community is that we need to continue to be smart," said Farmington Mayor Nate Duckett. "We have been hearing for three months-- these important practices that we need to continue to practice to minimize the spread, but we also need to not be afraid."
Mayor Duckett says it's important to respect the safety guidelines put in place.
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