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1. How long is the order in effect for?
2. Why was this order issued?
3. What does this order require?
4. Will residents be subject to penalties such as arrest or citations for leaving their homes?
5. Does my business qualify as an essential business as defined in the emergency order?
6. How are determinations made about which types of businesses are essential?
7. My business does not fall under one of the categories deemed essential, can it remain open if health precautions are taken?
8. Do businesses and/or employees need formal certification or identification that they qualify as an essential business and/or are employed at an essential business?
9. I am unclear whether my business qualifies as essential or non-essential. Can I receive a formal recommendation from the city as to whether I qualify?
10. I want to have a wedding, dinner party, or other group event at my house. Is that allowed?
11. What about services at places of worship (including weddings and funerals) or outside?
12. What are the penalties for non-compliance of this order?
13. How will this emergency order be enforced?
14. Is construction activity classified as essential?
15. Are manufacturing facilities classified as essential?
16. Are transit operations such as railroads, airports, buses, and truckers classified as essential?
17. Are hotels and motels classified as essential?
18. Are home repair and maintenance services classified as essential?
19. Are communications providers (such as internet providers, businesses that enable internet access and availability, organizations that support distance learning, etc) classified as essential?
20. Are liquor stores and other markets that sell liquor classified as essential?
21. Are child care providers classified as essential?
22. Are realtors, leasing agents, building inspectors, and movers classified as essential?
23. Are personal services, such as nail salons, hair salons, and tanning facilities classified as essential?
24. Are gyms, workout facilities, parks or golf courses classified as essential?
25. Are smoke shops and tobacco stores classified as essential?
26. Why are schools closed and how long are they closed for?
27. I work at an essential business but don’t believe I am an essential employee. Do I have to work?
28. How can I let you know about a business or organization that might be violating the emergency order?
29. I own a business in an essential industry. Do I have to stay open?
30. My business and/or my job has been impacted by COVID-19, where can I go to get help?
31. What about child custody agreements?
32. Can I leave home to visit friends or family members?
33. Why has the expiration date changed?
34. Can general stores, convenience stores and gas stations serve food?
35. Are co-working spaces classified as essential?
36. Will the expiration date change again?
37. How will life in Clay County change once the order expires?
38. Is there a plan for safely reopening our community?
39. What if I live or work in a city whose emergency order expires after the county’s emergency order?
40. What if I don’t feel safe leaving home or reopening my business after May 3?