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Car dealerships allowed to open by appointment in Cayuga County

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.6 outlines essential businesses or entities not subject to the in-person restriction.

Within this updated order and in consultation with the Governor’s Office and the Cayuga County Health Department, automobile dealership showings and sales, by appointment, are now permissible in Cayuga County.

All interactions with the public are subject to current social distancing guidelines.

Local car dealers are encouraging management to enforce the measures of the New Car Dealer Associations’ On-Site Safety Protocols, including all guidance within the Surface Cleaning Protocols, Employee Safety Measures, Facility Management, and Customer Contact. In addition, I am asking all dealers to please follow the local guidance outlined by the Cayuga County Health Department to open your showrooms to appointments:

  • Consider removing break room chairs to reduce the likelihood of taking a break in close proximity of others
  • Be cognizant of employees calling in sick, ask if they want to share their health symptoms, if they seem COVID-19 related encourage they seek health care, they can always call the Health Department.
  • Stay very cognizant of who is working when, with who, and the times as the Health Department would need this information if contact tracing were required.

“As Chair of the Cayuga County Legislature, I want to thank our area dealers for their compliance and enforcement of these guidelines from both the dealer associations’ proposal and the guidance above from our local health department,” said Aileen McNabb-Coleman, Chair of the Cayuga County Legislature.



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