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Owner Who Reopened OC Barbershop Says We All Have To Take COVID-19 'Really Seriously'

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Christine Wood, who reopened her Laguna Hills barbershop ahead of stay-at-home orders lifting, defended the decision today on our newsroom's public affairs show AirTalk.

Wood detailed the steps she has taken to protect customers and staff at Barberhood and told AirTalk host Larry Mantle that she doesn't "condone the shops that are just opening as if nothing ever happened. I think we all have to really take this seriously, and adhere to every possible precaution and protocol we can to keep our community safe."

Of course, she conceded it's not possible to adhere to six feet of physical distancing while you cut someone's hair.

When asked if the reward was worth the risk, Wood said:

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"Yes, we put our heart, and soul, and savings into this business ... And given the percentage of fatalities from this virus in our county, we felt we had no choice but to either open, or let our dream die."

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