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Posted on: March 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] PRESS RELEASE: Board of Health to close gyms, nail & hair salons, and more...

City of Northampton Board of Health moves to close gyms, nail and hair salons and more;

NORTHAMPTON -- Effective Saturday, March 21, 12:01 am, all athletic clubs and gyms, spas, nail and hair salons, body art establishments including tattoo and body piercing parlors and aesthetician services are closed.

The Northampton Board of Health voted unanimously Friday, March 20th, 2020, in an emergency meeting to close the businesses because they cannot provide adequate social distancing to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, or adequate disinfection for safe operation at this time.

For more information, please contact the Merridith O’Leary, City of Northampton Health Department, (413) 587-1214 or

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