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How will Stage 5 reopening affect salons?

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- Governor Holcomb announced plans to move the state to Stage 5 of its re-opening plan, which means bars, restaurants, gyms, and salons can open at 100% capacity but must continue to maintain six feet of social distancing.

During the governor's stay at home order, The Hair Department salon closed for eight weeks.

Owner Fernando Fernandez said after initially being excited the state would move to Stage 5, he quickly realized after reading more details that the order wouldn't affect his operations much.

Stage 5 of Indiana's reopening plan begins Saturday, with the mask mandate set to expire October 17.

"Allowed us to go to full capability, 100%, but having to maintain social distancing we still have to skip a station. Because we can't go 100% and maintain social distancing at the same time," he said.

He said once the mask mandate is lifted, his employees will take a cue from their clients.

If one comes in with a mask on, the employee will also mask up in order to make them feel more comfortable.

Stage 5 of Indiana's reopening plan begins Saturday, with the mask mandate set to expire October 17.

Corinne Rose

Corinne Rose is a reporter for WPTA.

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