At their June 2nd meeting, Stone Harbor Borough Council approved a resolution that will allow temporary, outdoor retail sales for non-essential businesses starting June 3rd.  These outdoor sales may occur daily 9 am – 9 pm from June 3 through June 14. Indoor retail sales can resume on June 15th. This action provides much needed relief to non-essential businesses who were unable to open their businesses to the public during the COVID-19 crisis.

Non-essential retail businesses, are permitted to put merchandise outside, under the guidelines listed below.

  • Merchant must be deemed “non-essential” by state guidelines. This economic relief is strictly for businesses that are not allowed customers indoors due to EO 107/142.
  • All contact between the merchant and the customer MUST be minimal.
  • The merchant must enforce social distancing requirements at all times.The social distancing must be supervised by merchant or employee to maintain the required 6 feet between parties.
  • The merchant shall have hand sanitizer available for the use of the merchant, employee, and customer. The merchant must provide employees with ample opportunity for hand washing at reasonable periodic intervals and follow the other requirements imposed by EO 142.
  • The merchant, employee, and customer must wear an appropriate face covering at all times.
  • All display racks, tables and merchandise must be removed each night completely and stored indoors. Nothing is to be left outside after 9pm.
  • These guidelines are subject to change pending modification of existing Executive Orders or imposition of additional Executive Order restrictions.
  • No patron access to store. Front door to be monitored by employees or have light table restricting store access.
  • Display tables/racks are to be posted in front of store and against building front.

All businesses must provide a certificate of insurance to the Borough of Stone Harbor in order to participate. Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce member businesses are covered under the Chamber’s insurance policy for this activity during this time period. Non-member businesses that wish to participate must contact the Borough of Stone Harbor and provide a certificate of insurance for their business.