With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Governor Newsom has recently ordered new California closures for non-essential businesses. The State Public Health Officer has noted that “[w]orkers critical to the manufacturing, distribution, sales, rental, leasing, repair, and maintenance of vehicles and other transportation equipment (including electric vehicle charging stations) and the supply chains that enable these operations, subject to adhering public health guidance issued by [the California Department of Health]” are essential. This means that auto sales in California are classified as essential and may remain open.
In order to continue to be excluded from such list the California Department of Public Health and Cal/OSHA have produced guidance material for dealerships. Click below to read the full guide.
James S. Sifers, Esq.