Car dealerships deemed essential, will be allowed to remain open in Maryland
SALISBURY, Md. – Governor Larry Hogan has amended and restated his order to close all non-essential businesses by adding a few sectors to the essential business category.
Under the new orders, auto and truck dealers will remain open because they are a federal critical infrastructure sector. Dealerships were set to close at 5 p.m. Monday, however the new issue will allow them to remain open and in top gear, as no services will be reduced.
“We’re full service, so if need service we’re available for it at our service center. If you want to take a test drive, we’re here. We’re just making sure we play it safe with the precautionary measures as far as distancing but there’s been no reduction in services that we offer,” said Brian Bishop with The Car Store.
Bishop also says that sanitizing practices will be ramped up to ensure the customers and employees are as protected as much as possible.