Getting a haircut will be toward ‘end of the summer’: Roumeliotis

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis adjusts his bangs during a Zoom teleconference on Thursday, May 29, 2020. Roumeliotis says hairdressers and barbers won't likely open until the end of summer. The doctor was getting used to his new haircut, performed by his daughter. (EOHU/Zoom via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – Don’t count on getting your hair cut or a close shave for most of the summer.

When asked by Cornwall Newswatch Thursday afternoon, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis agreed with our calculations that it could be at least another two months.

“It’s a fair assessment. As a matter of fact, I was talking about that today (Thursday) at the provincial level. We are looking at hairdressers and barbers and personal service settings at the third stage,” referring to the Ontario’s government stages for reopening the economy.

“When you’re talking about a month between stages, yeah, the timing is that. It’s more toward the end of the summer.”

The doctor adjusted his bangs on a number of occasions during Thursday’s teleconference.

“And, by the way, my daughter cut my hair with my dog’s shears. But that’s another issue,” Roumeliotis laughed.