Governor Reynolds Expands Business Closures, Dealerships Not Impacted
Governor Reynolds has extended and expanded the list of businesses that must close under the public health emergency declaration, but the list of businesses required to close through April 7 does not include dealerships .

The expanded list includes establishments selling:
  • Books
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Jewelry
  • Cosmetics
  • Perfume and beauty supplies
  • Home furnishings
  • Luggage
  • Flowers
  • Furniture

Governor Reynolds continues her approach of closing specific businesses rather than issuing a shelter in place order. While the governor has the authority to close dealerships, the federal government has issued guidance to the states that designate automotive parts and repair as essential to the nation's transportation infrastructure.

Under the governor's order, there is currently nothing prohibiting sales departments from operating, but IADA encourages all dealerships to adopt the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and maintain safe business practices to protect customers and employees.