Coronavirus USA Updates: New York barber who gave haircuts despite closures tests positive for COVID-19

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Coronavirus USA Updates: New York barber who gave haircuts despite closures tests positive for COVID-19
Coronavirus USA Updates: New York barber who gave haircuts despite closures tests positive for COVID-19

A barber in New York who was secretly giving haircuts in defiance of coronavirus closures has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Ulster County health officials.

“We are taking extraordinary measures to try and minimize the spread of this dangerous disease and learning that a barbershop has been operating illicitly for weeks with a COVID-10 positive employees is extraordinarily disheartening,” Ulster County Health Commissioner Dr. Carol Smith said in a statement.

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The names of the barber and business were not released by officials, but said the establishment is on Broadway in Kingston, New York.

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The county health commissioner advised anyone who received a haircut in the past three weeks at a barbershop in the area to seek testing.

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