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Dealership Coronavirus Resources

Updated September 21, 2021

CNCDA Members can access more detailed compliance guidance and materials via CNCDA Comply related to:
– Vehicle Sales
– Health Requirements
– Employees
– Government Benefits
– Forms and Notices
– Vehicle Registration
– Franchise Issues

Dealership Operations and Health Requirements

The following is an outline of the status of in-person and online vehicle sales in California as of September 21, 2021:

Roughly Half of Californians Live in Area With Indoor Mask Mandate. (Updated September 21, 2021)

Due to the surge in COVID-19 infections caused by the highly contagious Delta variant, many jurisdictions have amended their mask mandates.

  • Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Marin, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Ventura, and Yolo Counties, along with the City of Berkeley have reimposed mask mandates, requiring every resident to wear a face mask indoors in public settings, regardless of vaccination status. This includes both customers and employees when inside at dealerships. Counties and local municipalities are joining this trend quickly, so be sure to check your local authorities for updates to mask mandates.
  • Statewide, face masks are required to be worn by those not fully vaccinated in indoor public settings (e.g., inside a dealership). While not required, the CDPH recommends universal masking in indoor public settings. (click here)
  • Federal guidance recommends (but does not require) universal masking in indoor public settings where there is a “substantial or high transmission” of COVID-19. (click here)
  • Dealerships are still required to abide by the Cal/OSHA regulations. (click here) For a list of frequently asked questions on these regulations click here.

CNCDA Assistance

CNCDA began remote operations on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Since this time, CNCDA staff has been in continuous contact with local and state officials on issues involving coronavirus and your business. Our legal hotline (916-441-2599) continues to operate and staff is fully accessible by phone or email to our members. And we are continuously developing compliance resources (such as this website and member alerts) to help our members during this difficult time.

This website is designed to provide California new motor vehicle dealerships with resources on issues involving the coronavirus (COVID-19). CNCDA will use its best efforts to continue to update this website, but this situation is rapidly evolving. Please also note that the materials on this website are for educational purposes, and are not intended as legal advice. For legal advice, contact competent counsel. For the most current information, please visit government websites for your jurisdiction or call CNCDA at 916-441-2599.

Media contact: Brian Maas (916) 441-2599 ext. 118

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