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OADA Offers Best Practices for Essential Sales and Service

Beginning yesterday at 11:59 PM, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s Stay-in-Place Order went into effect for all Ohioans.  A copy of that order can be found HERE.  Transportation is an essential need for all Ohioans to drive to and from essential services, grocery stores, or to assist family members in need.  OADA members stand ready to help those Ohioans who experience automotive repair issues and if necessary, sell customers vehicles in accordance with the letter and “spirit” of the Order. 

If you are keeping your dealership operations open during this time, you must comply with the various requirements of the Order.  Based on conversations with dealers, here are some other health and safety “best practices” dealers are sharing with us they are implementing: 

Again, these are simply suggestions.  Dealers should consult the Order, their counsel, and their EHS consultant for more detailed guidance, best practices, and/or requirements.

Ultimately, each dealership has to determine what is best for them, their employees, and their community.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact OADA legal counsel, Sara Bruce or Matt Chacey.  Sara can be reached at (614) 923-2243 or  Matt can be reached at (614) 923-2232 or  

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