A New York barber who ignored lockdown restrictions and continued providing haircuts has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Anyone who received a haircut from Broadway in Kingston, New York, in the last three weeks should get tested for Covid-19, officials said.
The barber has not been publicly identified.
“Learning that a barbershop has been operating illicitly for weeks with a Covid-19 positive employee is extraordinarily disheartening,” Ulster County Health Commissioner Carol Smith said.
“As much as we would all like to go out and get a professional haircut, this kind of direct contact has the potential to dramatically spread this virus throughout our community and beyond.”
New York state was once the epicentre of the US coronavirus outbreak, with more than 28,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.