COVID-19 Update: Status of State and Local Orders

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Found below is the current status for state and local orders impacting employers across the country.

1. ALABAMA

  • Alabama State
    • Allows most non-food retailers to remain open subject to social distancing guidelines.

2. ALASKA

  • Alaska State
    • Exempts business operations so long as individuals remain at least 6 feet apart.

3. ARIZONA

4. ARKANSAS

  • Arkansas State
    • Exempts business operations so long as individuals remain at least 6 feet apart.

5. CALIFORNIA

6. COLORADO

  • Colorado State
    • Exempts auto supply and repair businesses subject to social distancing guidelines, consistent with prior orders issued by Boulder, Denver and Pitkin County.
    • Car dealerships may provide maintenance and repair services but retail sales are prohibited.

7. CONNECTICUT

  • Connecticut State (and Amendments)
    • Essential businesses are not defined and CISA is referenced.
    • Authorized DECD Agency guidelines reference “transportation infrastructure” including vehicle rentals and garages.
    • Auto sales and repair businesses should be exempt.

8. DELAWARE

  • Delaware State
    • Exempts only auto parts and repair businesses, manufacturers and distributors.

9. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

10. FLORIDA

  • Florida State
    • Allows most non-food retailers to remain open subject to social distancing guidelines.
  • Alachua County (and Gainesville city)
    • Exempts auto sales and repair facilities.
  • Bay-Harbor Islands
    • Exempts auto sales (by reference to Miami-Dade County Order) and repair facilities.
  • Miami Beach
    • Exempts auto sales and repair facilities.
  • Miami-Dade County, as amended
    • Exempts auto sales and repair facilities.

11. GEORGIA

  • Georgia State
    • 10 person gathering limit if persons must be within six feet of each other.

12. HAWAII

13. IDAHO

14. ILLINOIS

15. INDIANA

16. IOWA

  • Iowa State
    • Exempts auto sales and repair facilities.

17. KANSAS

  • Kansas State
    • Exempts from local orders, businesses that enable critical functions, including transportation of cargo and passengers by road.
  • Auto repair and maintenance likely exempt. Sales unclear.

18. KENTUCKY

  • Kentucky State
    • Exempts only auto repair businesses and specifies that dealers may provide only repair, parts, and service.

19. LOUISIANA

  • Louisiana State
    • Exempts auto repair facilities. Unclear if sales are also exempt but nearly all retailers can remain open subject to social distancing guidelines.

20. MAINE

  • Maine State
    • Exempts auto repair and employees enabling transportation functions. Sales unclear.

21. MARYLAND

22. MASSACHUSETTS

  • Massachusetts State and Exhibit A (essential businesses)
    • Auto sales should be exempt as a “commercial retail store” supplying an essential sector (but only “auto supplies” are listed by example).
    • Auto repair is specifically exempt.

23. MICHIGAN

  • Michigan State
    • Exempts employees enabling transportation functions: such as auto sales and repair businesses.

24. MINNESOTA

  • Minnesota State
    • Allows most non-food retailers to remain open subject to social distancing guidelines.

25. MISSISSIPPI

26. MISSOURI:

27. MONTANA

  • Montana State
    • Allows most non-food retailers to remain open subject to social distancing guidelines.

28. NEBRASKA

29. NEVADA

30. NEW HAMPSHIRE

31. NEW JERSEY

  • New Jersey State
    • Exempts car dealerships but only to provide maintenance and repair services.

32. NEW MEXICO

  • New Mexico
    • Exempts auto repair businesses and “retailers who generate the majority of their revenue from the sale of automobile repair products.”
    • Sales unclear. A dealership mainly profiting from its repair business may be able to sell vehicles.

33. NEW YORK

34. NORTH CAROLINA

  • North Carolina
    • Allows most non-food retailers to remain open subject to social distancing guidelines.

35. NORTH DAKOTA

  • North Dakota State
    • Allows most non-food retailers to remain open subject to social distancing guidelines.

36. OHIO

  • Ohio State
    • Exempts auto sales and repair businesses.

37. OKLAHOMA

  • Oklahoma State, as Amended
    • Exempts employees enabling transportation functions: such as repair businesses. Sales unclear.

38. OREGON

  • Oregon State
    • Car dealerships not specifically exempt, but not included in lists of businesses which must close.

39. PENNSYLVANIA

40. RHODE ISLAND

  • Rhode Island State
    • Allows most non-food retailers to remain open subject to social distancing guidelines.

41. SOUTH CAROLINA

  • South Carolina State
    • Allows most non-food retailers to remain open subject to social distancing guidelines.

42. SOUTH DAKOTA

  • South Dakota
    • Social distancing guidelines must be observed by food and entertainment businesses (automotive businesses not addressed).

43. TENNESSEE

  • Tennessee State
    • Allows most non-food retailers to remain open subject to social distancing guidelines.

44. TEXAS

  • Texas State
    • Allows most non-food retailers to remain open subject to social distancing guidelines.

45. UTAH

  • Utah State
    • Stores that sell commodities and the entire transportation industry are exempt from the 10 person gathering limit but social distancing is recommended.

46. VERMONT

  • Vermont State
  • Exempts businesses providing transportation sector “equipment” (vehicles unclear), parts, repair and maintenance, provided retail operations are conducted online or by telephone and curbside pickup to the extent possible

47. VIRGINIA

48. WASHINGTON

49. WEST VIRGINIA

  • West Virginia
    • Exempts auto dealers and auto repair and maintenance businesses.

50. WISCONSIN

  • Wisconsin State
    • Exempts auto dealers and auto repair and maintenance businesses.

51. WYOMING

  • Wyoming State
    • Exempts auto repair businesses and retailers where more than 10 people may be present but are generally at least 6 feet apart.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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