Several states and large municipalities have issued Stay-at-Home orders to protect communities and prevent an increase of COVID-19 cases. What exactly does this mean? Depending on where your business is located, the guidelines may differ and should be clearly outlined by your local jurisdiction. For most, Stay-At-Home orders hold three main guidelines –
- Stay at home, except for essential activities
- Non-essential business and activities must cease
- All gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited
For example, Illinois, Governor JB Pritzker’s administration defined essential business and services that sell, process, or produce food, groceries, and medicine, charities or non-profits. Examples of such businesses include and range from food banks and shelters to hardware and supply stores.
To better understand if how Stay-At-Home orders affect your business operations, check with your local jurisdiction for specific directives. The US Department of Homeland Security has also published guidance on critical services that must continue during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Additionally, essential businesses that are continuing to operate must follow CDC guidance for cleaning and disinfection. If your business is supplying an essential service or product, PaySimple can help limit in-person exposure with our online payment solutions. Online invoicing with a link to an online payment forms is a sure way to maintain your cashflow and keep you, your employees, and your customers safe.
Our customer support teams are available to help you set up your online payment form. Give us a call. We’re ready to help you adjust your business to these changing situations.
Stay informed and stay safe.
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