Summary of changes:
1. Added “Minimum Basic Operations” Language - allows non-essential businesses to do the following:
- The minimum necessary activities to maintain the value of the business’s inventory, ensure security, process payroll and employee benefits, or for related functions.
- The minimum necessary activities to facilitate employees of the business being able to continue to work remotely from their residences.
2. Added “Essential Travel” Language - includes travel for any of the following purposes:
- Travel related to the provision of or access to Essential Activities, Essential Governmental Functions, Essential Businesses Essential Critical Infrastructure, and Minimum Basic Operation;
- Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons;
- Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services;
- Travel to return to a place of residence from outside the jurisdiction;
- Travel required by law enforcement or court order;
- Travel by church staff or clergy for the purpose of production of remote delivery of religious services and other ministries requiring travel;
- Travel related to attending a funeral service; or
- Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the County.
3. Added Safety Provisions for Contractors
- The Order classified construction for public works, residential, commercial, and schools as critical infrastructure. Elective additions and maintenance are prohibited.
- All employers involved in construction activity must follow the requirements set forth in the COVID-19 Safety Recommendations issued by the Construction Industry Safety Coalition.
Rules for the Construction Industry can be viewed here.
4. Added Prohibition on Price Gouging - no person shall sell any of the following goods or services for more than the regular retail price charged for the goods or services on March 16, 2020:
- Groceries, beverages, toilet articles, and ice;
- Restaurant, cafeteria, and boarding-house meals; and
- Medicine, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, and supplies.
Click here to view the full revised order.
Additional resources: March 29 Order regarding Long-Term Health Facilities