DealerXT Launches Petition to Urge Gov. Newsom to Include Auto Dealerships as Essential Businesses During lockdown


Over the past few weeks, DealerXT has reached out to Governor Newsom’s Office on numerous occasions.

DealerXT is now again respectfully asking California Governor Gavin Newsom to expressly add Auto Dealerships to the list of California Essential Businesses during the Shelter-In-Place orders.

It is very important that dealers share this petition with all of of their networks and colleagues in order to show a strong response. We’re almost halfway toward our goal!

Automobile dealers are currently experiencing confusion about whether they can remain open as an “essential business” as it relates to automobile sales.

As an example, the Counties of Sacramento and Merced have specifically listed automobile dealer sales as “Essential Businesses” while other counties have not.

Executive Order N-33-20 from March 19, 2020 as well as the corresponding Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers PDF dated March 22, 2020 posted on lists auto repair and supply facilities, which some auto dealers do have, but does not specifically list automobile sales.

As the Governor has repeatedly indicated, the State of California is open to hearing arguments, evidence, and concerns related to the order.

Click here to visit and sign the petition (

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