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Has the state classified your business as ‘non-essential’? The Alabama Retail Association requests your input in a new survey


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Many businesses considered ‘non-essential’ under the state’s health order have closed, causing financial strain and an unpredictable future for local business owners.

While many large retailers are still open, local business owners have questions as to why gatherings at those retailers are acceptable, but condemned in their store.

Alabama Retail Association President Rick Brown and the COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Task Force Subcommittee will recommend measures necessary to reopen small businesses under the state’s stay-at-home order by the end of this week.

So, what will it take for closed businesses top reopen the doors? The Alabama Retail Association has a survey for ‘non-essential’ businesses.  If you are the owner or operator of one of the businesses classified as ‘non-essential’ under the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, respond to the ARA’s brief survey of currently closed businesses by clicking here.

The survey asks many question including what suggestions business owners would make to state policymakers.

The survey closes today at 3:00.

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