Essential Businesses - What You Need to Know to Stay in Compliance
The list of essential businesses has been expanded to include service providers that enable residential transactions (notaries, title companies, real estate agents, etc.); funeral homes and cemeteries; moving companies, rental car companies and ride share services that specifically enable essential activities. Any essential business that is open must follow social distancing best practices and scale down operations to their essential component only. In addition, the updated order requires essential businesses to develop social distancing protocol before April 3. They must give a copy of the protocol to each employee by that date.
The Protocol must explain how the business is following the requirements of this Order and public health guidelines, including how the business will:
- Limit the number of people who can enter at once, to maintain social distancing within the store
- Ensure individuals in any line are at least 6 feet apart
- Provide hand sanitizer, soap and water, and/or other disinfectants near the facility entrance and at other key spots for use by the public and employees, especially at points of frequent interaction (like by the cashier)
- Regularly disinfect high-touch surfaces and handles
- Post a sign reminding patrons of social distancing requirements
- Non-essential businesses can only perform basic operations
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