Butte-Silver Bow ordered to close salons, barbershops, tattoo shops, massage facilities

Posted at 7:04 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 21:04:40-04

The City-County of Butte-Silver Bow Health Department has issued a closure order on specific types of businesses and extended restrictions on restaurants, bar, and breweries.

"The governor’s order yesterday was not explicit when it comes to closures of salons, barbershops, body art establishments and massage facilities," Health Officer Karen Sullivan said in an email to media outlets. "My order for the jurisdiction is explicit – these facilities are ordered closed effective 4 p.m. [Wednesday]."

Sullivan also clarified guidance for funerals, memorial services, and graveside services.

"These are allowed with fewer than 10 congregates who are separated from each other by at least six feet," Sullivan wrote.

According to the order declaration, the new closures, along with previous restrictions on retaurants, bars, and breweries, are now in effect until April 10.

Dining establishments can still offer drive-through, delivery, and pickup services.

The full list of affected establishments, as defined in the closure order, is below:

All restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, and other similar establishments offering food or beverage for on-premise consumption; alcohol beverage service businesses, including bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, special licenses, clubs, and other establishments offering alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption, with the exception of drive-through, delivery and pick-up services.

Also, cigar bars; health clubs, health spas, gyms, dance studios and classes, aquatic centers, pools and hot springs indoor recreational facilities; movie and performance theaters, nightclubs, concert halls, bowling alleys, bingo halls and music halls; churches (church services and groups, funerals, graveside services and memorial services are allowed with congregates of 10 or fewer attendees who are spaced at least six feet from each other); casinos; body art establishments, hair/cosmetic salons, barber shops and all massage services except those contained within state-licensed physical therapy or chiropractic practices.

This order pertains to the jurisdiction within the City-County of Butte-Silver Bow, Montana. These entities shall be closed to the public effective at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2020 through FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020, subject to change and pending further notification.