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Stay Home, Stay Safe Extended; Some Businesses Allowed to Reopen

April 24, 2020

The Governor’s office has issued a new Executive Order, loosening some restrictions on business and travel while extending the Stay Home, Stay Safe order through May 15. 

The new order will:

  • Allow landscapers, lawn-service companies, greenhouses, and nurseries to return to work, subject to strict social distancing.

  • Permit retailers that do not sell necessary supplies to reopen for curbside pick-up and for delivery.

  • Lift the “closed areas” (e.g., garden centers) and advertising restrictions on large stores.

  • Allow bike repair shops to reopen.

  • Allow golf courses to open, but carts are prohibited.

Some public restrictions will also be loosened, including:

  • Allow motorized boating and golf, consistent with sound social distancing. No golf carts allowed.

  • It will permit individuals to travel between their residences, though such travel during the epidemic is strongly discouraged.

  • And it will clarify that state parks remain open, as they have been throughout the emergency.

The order will also require people to wear face coverings when they enter enclosed public spaces.

  • And it will also require employers to provide at least cloth face coverings to their employees. No one should be afraid to go to work.

  • People won’t have to wear face coverings when they’re taking a walk in the neighborhood. But when you go to the grocery store, you should be wearing one.

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