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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Governor's Executive Order Regarding Business Closures

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As you know, on March 24th, Governor Stitt issued Executive Order 2020-07 ordering that, "effective at 11:59pm on March 25, 2020, all businesses not identified as being within a critical infrastructure sector as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and located in a county experiencing community spread of COVID-19, as identified by OSDH on its website shall close."  Such closure is expected to be effective until April 16, 2020. The Governor has since amended his order to provide guidance on critical versus non-critical businesses by issuing Executive Memorandum 2020-01 which added additional business types to the list of critical infrastructure sectors that are expected to remain open during the term of this public emergency. 

Here are the resources available to determine the status of businesses as critical infrastructure or not. We ask that local business owners read through that information and make the determination as to whether their businesses is in one of the critical infrastructure sectors or not, and take the appropriate actions to comply with the Governor’s order. 

Governor’s Executive Order 2020-07

Governor’s Executive Memorandum 2020-01

Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Those businesses which are deemed critical and are remaining open should follow social distancing guidelines and take "all reasonable steps necessary to comply with this Order and protect their employees, workers, and patrons." 

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