Retail stores, with a few exceptions, are allowed to operate under Governor Edwards’ stay-at-home order, as retail is considered a “critical sector” by CISA. Those that are not ordered to be temporarily closed may continue operations in a reduced manner and under strict safety guidelines. BRAC’s latest blog post outlines tips on how to be open during the shutdown.
Local retailers can let customers know they’re open by adding their store to the free online directory at KeepBRShopping.com. Leveraging technology like StreamShopper, a platform that allows for two-way live streaming between retailers and customers to facilitate real time shopping, helps to ensure that safety is the top priority.