During the coronavirus pandemic, previously bustling locations from malls to urban downtowns have gone eerily quiet. But your local pizza place might still be open, along with restaurants that can survive on takeout and delivery orders and, of course, grocery stores. After all, keeping people fed during an epidemic is critical, and food delivery and supply are more essential now than ever.
States have free rein to declare what type of business is essential. Specific designations vary from state to state and even from city to city. Not every category is as clear cut as healthcare providers, supermarkets and pharmacies. Businesses that have been allowed to continue operation in some places include:
States disagree significantly on the definition of an “essential” business. Moreover, municipalities within a state can differ with each other on this issue. Whether you’re a business or a consumer, operating outside the law could lead to criminal charges. Rules have been changing regularly, so it’s best to check first before going out. If you’ve been accused of violating the law, it’s best to consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to review your options.
The Elliott Law Offices, A Professional Corporation defends individuals who have been charged with criminal misconduct. Please call 303-872-6274 or contact the firm online to speak with a qualified attorney.
Since 1987, Mark D. Elliott has been a staple in the workers' compensation law community. As a member of the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity, he has the experience, passion and drive to succeed for any client in his respective fields of law.
Since joining the Elliott Law Offices in 2011, Alonit Katzman has provided client-focused advocacy in the areas of workers' compensation, social security, criminal defense, and personal injury law.
James Elliott, Esq., the founder of the Elliott Law Offices, passed on April 13, 2018. He is remembered for his hard work helping to create and refine the laws of the worker’s compensation arena. He obtained successful outcomes for his clients through both trials and appeals, and participated in creating and refining the law through…