Are Car Dealerships Considered Essential Businesses in Minnesota?

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership Information on Friday, March 27th, 2020 at 12:41 pm
2019 Ford Escape in city

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Tim Walz announced a “Stay at Home Order” for the state of Minnesota that closed non-essential business and directs Minnesota residents to avoid leaving their homes unless it’s for an essential need. After the release was issued on March 25, there was some confusion regarding whether car dealerships and service centers are considered essential businesses. However, there has been more information released that helps define which businesses are considered essential. Read more below!

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Minnesota Car Dealerships and Service Centers Considered Essential Businesses

Photo of service center at Kimber Creek Ford

There are several critical sectors that are defined as essential businesses. In addition to food and agriculture businesses, law enforcement, public works, critical manufacturing and government agencies, car dealerships and service departments are considered essential businesses. This means that Kimber Creek Ford in Pine River is still your provider of pre-owned and new Ford vehicles in central Minnesota; however, due to government regulations, sales are available by appointment only or online. If you’re interested in purchasing a vehicle from our dealership, call us at 218-818-4419 to tell us which vehicle you are interested in. From there, we offer virtual workarounds, phone appraisals, online credit applications and vehicle delivery!

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