In response to the Governor’s actions closing indoor operations for a variety of business sectors, the City of Clovis is taking action today to help these businesses and their employees survive, while continuing operating safely and legally.
A new emergency order signed today will allow businesses in Clovis to apply for a temporary waiver allowing them to use public and private common areas for their operations for the duration of the local emergency.
Public common areas include sidewalks, streets and parking lots. Private common areas include sidewalks and parking lots, generally within a private shopping center.
Staff will work with businesses to determine the necessary steps to allow for temporary expansion into public or private common spaces.
“The Governor’s move today poses another huge hurdle for Clovis businesses”, said Andy Haussler, Community & Economic Development Director for the City of Clovis. “We hope that our quick action to provide Clovis businesses a safe, permitted outdoor option gives them a fighting chance to survive, continue to pay employees, and serve their customers. “
If you are a Clovis business owner and would like to expand your operations to an outdoor area please contact Andy Haussler, Community & Economic Development Director for the City of Clovis at 559-324-2095 or email at AndrewH@CityofClovis.com to discuss any details.
The Emergency Order can be viewed here: Emergency Order 2020-15.