Governor’s Order Declares Dealerships Are “Essential” –  Supersedes Local Orders

Governor DeSantis issued a new Executive Order today which clarifies that new and used automobile dealerships are “ESSENTIAL.”  The order goes into effect Friday morning, April 3rd, at 12:01 am.

The order establishes that “new and used automobile dealerships” are essential retail and commercial businesses which may remain open per adoption of the Miami-Dade Order on March 19, 2020, and the following Addendum 07-20.

Section 1 of Executive Order 20-92 establishes this order supersedes any local orders: “Section 4 of Executive Order 20-91 should read, as follows: This Order shall supersede any conflicting official action or order issued by local officials in response to COVID-19.”

All dealers should adhere to strict CDC guidelines for cleanliness and sanitation as well as adhere to all CDC distancing guidelines to protect customers and employees.