Barbers, hairdressers disappointed to not be returning to work

Frank Rodriguez, owner of Against the Grain Barbershop, cuts the hair of Hayden Patterson during a back-to-school event held in August at the Bridge of Hope in Milton. Rodriguez is among a number of barbershop and salon owners expressing frustration that such businesses cannot yet reopen.

MILTON — As many businesses across the Central Susquehanna Valley were opening their doors to customers Friday — for the first time in nearly two months — barbershop and salon owners expressed disappointment that their facilities must remain closed.

Barbershops and hair salons were among the businesses not permitted to reopen Friday as 24 counties in Pennsylvania shift into the yellow phase in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic recovery.

Staff writer Kevin Mertz can be reached at 570-742-9671 or email

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