Covid 19 - Corona Virus Update 2020
Due to the Covid-19 virus response, Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-12 on March 23, 2020. The executive order prohibits "furniture stores" from being open to the public. That's the closest thing that resembles a hearth, patio and barbecue store. There are no stated restrictions to service companies, like fireplace installers, HVAC, plumbers, and chimney sweeps.
In May, Governor Brown extended the "Stay at Home" order until July 6. However, counties are applying to "reopen" in phases. Most counties now are in "phase 2."
HPBA COVID-19 Corona Virus Information Page. Links to government financial assistance, Payroll Protection Plan: Click HERE
State of Oregon Cornona Virus Page, click HERE
Here is some general advice for retailers in Oregon now that counties are entering Phase 2.
Finally, be optimistic. Afterall, people are at home and probably using your products right now. Consider uplifting messages through social media to encourage people to use their barbecues and fireplaces!