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Gov. Eric J. Holcomb signed a new executive order this week with new advice for local business. 

Retail businesses providing the necessities of life as described above may remain open to the public under the following conditions and restrictions.

  • Such businesses should limit the number of customers in their facility at any given time to achieve the CDC’s required social distancing;
  • Such businesses should limit their hours of operations and consider implementing separate operating hours for the elderly and other vulnerable customers; and 
  • Such businesses shall comply with social distancing and sanitation of application areas and other mitigation measures to protect its employees and the public. 

The Governor ordered all other retail businesses could remain open after April 8 only for online or call-in ordering with delivery or curbside service pickup. 

These retail businesses shall comply with social distancing and sanitation of application areas and other mitigation measures to protect the public and employees. 

Those essential businesses include:

  • Grocery stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Supercenters or mass merchandisers
  • Speciality Food Stores
  • Certified Farmer’s Markets
  • Farm and Produce Stands
  • Convenience Stores and Gas Stations
  • Pharmacies
  • Auto Sales
  • Auto Supply
  • Auto Maintenance and Repairs
  • Farm Equipment
  • Construction Equipment
  • Bicycle Shops
  • Hardware and Supply Stores
  • Office Supply Stores
  • Pet Supply Stores
  • Club Stores