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What Texas Businesses Can Operate During Stay-at-Home Order?

Are Texas Car Dealerships Considered an Essential Business? 

Tarrant County, along with other surrounding areas like Arlington and Fort Worth, has extended the stay-at-home order that is currently in place. The order was originally supposed to come to an end at the beginning of the month but has now been extended through the end of April. With this extension comes questions about what Texas businesses can operate during the stay-at-home order and if Texas car dealerships are considered an essential business. Keep reading for answers to these questions.  


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Tarrant County Essential Businesses Defined 

Understanding what businesses can continue to operate during stay-at-home orders and which ones are closed can be tricky. Here is a helpful list to help you keep track of what local Tarrant County businesses are deemed essential.  

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  • Auto-Supply and Repair Centers 
  • Hospitals and Health Care Services 
  • Grocery Stores 
  • Warehouse Stores 
  • Liquor Stores 
  • Gas Stations and Convenience Stores 
  • Pet stores 
  • Restaurants (curbside, drive-through, drive-in, carry out, and delivery only) 
  • Laundromats and Dry Cleaners 
  • Hotels/Motels 
  • Mail and Shipping Services 
  • Maintenance Companies 
  • Banks 
  • Childcare Facilities 
  • Vet and Animal Care Facilities 
  • Places of Worship 
  • Wedding Services 
  • Funeral Services 

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The sales and service departments at Classic CDJRF are continuing to operate Monday through Saturday. If you have any automotive needs, contact a member of our team today.