On Friday, March 27, the Howard County Board of Commissioners passed a new ordinance ordering any stores that are still open to place signs where non-essential items are stating they can not be purchased.
All businesses are being instructed to follow the new directive no later than noon on Saturday, March 28.
The Board is deeming the following goods or departments non-essential:
- Home & Lawn Decor
- Toys or Games
- Carpet, Rugs, Flooring
- Non-emergency appliances
- Music, Books, Magazines
- Craft & Art supplies
- Entertainment Electronics
All non-essential businesses have already been shut down due to Governor Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order, but these new restrictions go a step further indicating residents would not be able to purchase any of the items the county considers non-essential.