As state starts to open, what businesses need to know
15 May 2020
Business, Community, Economic Development, Government
By Carol Anderson, Guest Columnist
The state is starting to open up again, but slowly. Here is some information on what can be open starting Monday, May 18.
What can be open:
All retail stores, malls and other businesses that sell, rent, maintain and repair goods can be open beginning Monday, May 18 as long as they:
• Have adopted and implemented a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, including social distancing guidelines for workers and customers
• Allow no more than 50% of the establishment’s occupant capacity inside at any time
• In addition, all industrial and office-based settings that have previously been allowed to reopen can continue operations and are also permitted to open co-located retail facilities following the same restrictions identified in Executive Order 20-56.
• Other types of businesses that can reopen or engage in commerce under Executive Order 20-56 include household services (such as house cleaning, piano tuning and auto detailing), drive-in activities where people remain in their vehicles (including movies, music or comedy) and photography and videography. Please consult this guidance for the most comprehensive list of industries and allowed activities.
What cannot be open yet: