What if my business is not considered an essential business?

Businesses are allowed to perform “Minimum Basic Operations,” provided that employees maintain a distance of six feet from one another to the greatest extent feasible to carrying out:

  • The minimum necessary activities to maintain the value of the business’s inventory, ensure security, process payroll and employees benefits, or for related functions.

  • The minimum necessary activities to facilitate employees of the business being able to continue to work remotely from their residences

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1. Is this mandatory or is it just a guidance?
2. Why are we doing this?
3. How long is the ordinance in effect?
4. What types of businesses are considered essential?
5. What if my business is not considered an essential business?
6. Is there financial assistance available to businesses?
7. Can ACCGov divert funds from TSPLOST/SPLOST projects to support low-paid workers or businesses?
8. Are churches, places of worship, and religious services considered essential?
9. Are gun stores and places that sell guns considered essential?
10. Are businesses in the City of Winterville and the City of Bogart subject to the ordinance?
11. Where can I go to see the full ordinance?
12. What if I have additional questions that aren’t answered here?