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May 4, 2020

AG Explains Different Opening and Closing Hours for More Businesses

Michael Peyrefitte

…outside of those businesses, the amendments also make provision for many other businesses to operate during this extended state of emergency.  Those businesses are to operate from eight in the morning through to seven at night and street vendors must operate from a private property and not on the streets. But there are some businesses that are still not allowed to open. Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte explains.


Michael Peyrefitte, Attorney General

“Those businesses that I just said, those are the ones that can open five to seven. All other businesses that didn’t fall into that category that I just said, can now open from eight in the morning till seven at night.   Schools remain close but school offices can now open to collect fees or applications for next year or whatever administrative stuff they want to do. But, remember, just like a convenience store, just like anything else you must have on your mask and maintain social distancing six feet apart from each person. Let’s not forget, twenty-four hours a day certain things can open, food mills, sugar and citrus; oil production; port operations; public utilities and independent producers which provide energy to public utilities.  These are the businesses and activities that remain closed. Casinos and gaming establishments; spas; gyms; sporting complexes remain closed; discotheques, bars, rum shops and night clubs remain close. No street food vendors are allowed to operate on the street. You cannot put your tacos stand on the street and sell on the street. If you have that kind of business you have to prepare it on private property, in your yard, kitchen or home; and then people can come, buy and take it away. But you cannot do any food activity in a street or a public place.”


As we reported last week, hotels and other places of accommodation can now open, but those with restaurants can only provide room service and take out. Beauty salons and barbershops operate on appointments only.

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