A St. Paul barber shop is closed after re-opening Monday in violation of Minnesota’s stay-at-home order. The shop closed voluntarily when police showed up to let the owner know he was in violation of Governor Tim Walz’s shutdown. Tuesday afternoon Walz ominously warned businesses that opened early may not just risk spreading the virus, but they may also draw criticism from online business review sites like Yelp.
“If somebody is not listening to the health department, and not listening to others, and deciding to do on its own, Yelp has a way of making those types of things come back if you say, why are you doing this.”
The shop’s owner says before opening they disinfected all equipment, practiced social distancing and required everyone to wear masks. They did about 30 haircuts in just over one day of business.