Stay at Home Order and Masks in Public
The Stay at Home Order has been extended through May 30th. With the Governor’s extended order he has also lifted some restrictions, a summary may be found below:
OUTDOOR RECREATION: State parks will begin a phased re-opening under guidance from the Department of Natural Resources. Fishing and boating in groups of no more than two people will be permitted.
NEW ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES: Greenhouses, garden centers and nurseries may re-open as essential businesses.
NON-ESSENTIAL RETAIL: Retail stores not designated as non-essential businesses and operations may re-open to fulfill telephone and online orders through pick-up outside the store and delivery.
ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES AND MANUFACTURING: Essential businesses and manufacturers will be required to provide face-coverings to all employees who are not able to maintain six-feet of social distancing, as well as occupancy limits for essential businesses and precautions such as staggering shifts and operating only essential lines for manufacturers.
SCHOOLS: Educational institutions may allow and establish procedures for pick-up of necessary supplies or student belongings. Dormitory move-outs must follow public health guidelines, including social distancing.
The Governor’s Order also mandates that beginning today individuals will be required to wear a face covering or a mask when in a public place where they can’t maintain a six-foot social distance. Face coverings will be required in public indoor spaces, such as stores. The new requirement applies to all individuals over the age of two who are medically able to tolerate a face covering or mask. To learn more about the Stay at Home Order click here.