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Car Dealerships in Ontario Can Open By Appointment Only for New & Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales May 4th

The Ontario government has released its plan for gradually reopening certain businesses as the COVID-19 curve shows signs of flattening, and car dealerships will be allowed to open by appointment only starting Monday, May 4.

The government says the businesses being permitted to operate again must comply with strict public health measures that it has outlined in sector-specific guidelines.

Many dealerships have already implemented such measures as increased sanitizing of surfaces and vehicles, reduced hours, digital paperwork and contracts, having personal protection equipment (PPE) and hand sanitizer readily available, increased ventilation, and partitions and technology that allow sales representatives and customers to maintain their distance.