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Mandatory Non-Essential Business Closure


Mandatory Non-Essential Business Closure

COVID-19 Update

April 3, 2020- Anderson County will be required to enforce Governor Abbott’s Executive Order Number GA-014 which will take effect state-wide at 12:01a.m. on April 2, 2020, and continuing through April 30, 2020 (subject to extension).

In accordance to GA-014, “every person in Texas shall, except where necessary to provide or obtain essential services, minimize social gatherings and minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household.” The complete list of “essential services” is available at: www.tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices.

Non-essential businesses ordered to be closed as a part of Governor Abbott’s order include:

Entertainment Venues and Facilities:
• Movie theaters, Theatres, auditoriums, or performing arts centers
• Bowling alleys
• Arcades
• Concert venues
• Museums
• Bingo halls, Social clubs, nightclubs, bars
• Venues operated by social clubs
Close Contact Service Providers:
• Barber shops
• Hair salons
• Nail salons
• Spas
• Waxing/eye threading salons
• Body art facilities (including piercing or tattoo shops)
• Tanning Salons
• Massage therapy establishments and massage therapy services
Recreational Facilities:
• Fitness, exercise centers, gyms
• Public swimming pools
• Group exercise facilities (yoga, barre, spin, cross-fit, etc.)
• Dance studios
• Martial arts studios
• Go-kart tracks, Arcades, Any facilities with shared equipment by customers.

Non-Essential Businesses to close physical stores. Your business may still be conducted online.
• Beauty supply stores
• Craft stores
• Florists
• Gift shops
• Jewelry stores
• Sewing/Quilting Stores
• Tobacco, vaping stores
• Video game stores
What businesses will be allowed to remain open as Essential Businesses?
(Owners must still abide by social distancing guidelines of 6-feet between customers)
• Appliance stores
• Agricultural supply stores
• Alcohol/Liquor Stores
• Automotive maintenance, repair, and sales facilities
• Cleaning companies
• Construction trades
• Daycare providers
• Financial services (accounting companies, banks, brokerage/retirement companies, check cashing/payday loans)
• Gas stations/convenience stores
• Government agencies – City and County offices are still accessible via phone or e-mail for assistance
• Grocery stores
• Hardware/construction stores
• Healthcare providers
• Laundry services (laundromats, dry cleaners)
• Pharmacies
• Pool maintenance companies
• Rental car places
• Retail stores that sell grocery items
• Restaurants will be permitted to continue to serve take-out/delivery food.
• Telecommunications companies

Businesses who will be impacted by these mandated closures, should reach out to the Small Business Administration to find out information about COVID-19 available support and resources: