D.C.-area business owners greet news of omicron variant with anxiety and resignation

Bryant, the D.C. barber shop owner, has required face coverings for more than a year and doesn’t plan to relax her rules any time soon. Employees are still double-masking, Bryant said, and she’s making contingency plans for a winter surge. Beard trimmings, which require customers to go barefaced, would be the first service to go if infection rates start to spike over the winter months.

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