COVID-19's Forgotten Industry: Personal Care

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

One industry that's been hardest hit by Ontario's lockdowns is personal care since it's not considered an essential service. Many owners of hair salons, estheticians, and nail spas see no scientific reason to be shut down completely for most of the last year. We talk to a few personal-care business owners from across the province about their challenges and prospect for getting back to normal.
Episode:
Challenges for Salons and Personal Care During COVID-19
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Economy Society
Aired:
Apr 16, 2021
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