There is lot a of confusion during this corona virus pandemic, The California State Government is changing the rules on a daily basis. For example, they allowed restaurants to have patio seating and all of a sudden stopped it without any notice.
Something interesting happened yesterday when I went for cutting my hair. For many years I go for my hair cut with a national franchise. There are a few advantages. They have your details including what type of hair cut you want and which numbered machine they should use on you. This is useful no matter which city you go to. Give your phone number and they have the whole hair cutting history about you. They would even say "Sir, this is your 10th hair cut and therefore it is free" or "Sir, you are our 50th customer today and therefore it is free".
I looked in the Google and there are 5 national franchise branches in my area. 4 of them were closed. 1 mentioned it is open from 9 am to 6 pm and will not accept online check-in. I went there and it was closed. There was no one in that salon. I checked the next door food deli and he said the orders came this morning to close the hair cutting salons.
I came home. A friend called me for a different purpose. I told him what happened. He gave the name of a non-franchise independently owned barber shop and said they are open.
This time I wanted to make sure they are open. Therefore, I called them. A Vietnamese girl answered. She said they are open but it is by appointment only. I asked her to give me an appointment right now. It was 2:30 PM. She said she could give me an appointment at 4:30 pm. I agreed. I went to that shop at 4:30 pm. It was locked. I called and she answered. She asked me to come to the back alley door. I go to the backside and she opened the door to let me in.
I was wondering why she asked me to come thru the backdoor. Is she doing her business illegally when the Government has asked every hair cutting place to close? Or, she never got the message? I still don't know.
She did an excellent job, better than the national franchise. With my receding hairline, national franchise salons take only about 8 minutes to fix my hair. This girl took 20 minutes.
End of story.