The Texas Independent Automobile Dealers Association is committed to doing everything we can to be a resource for our members during this unprecedented time of uncertainty. Our primary goal is help you protect your dealership by providing accurate information, sharing best practices and offering guidance.

State Executive Orders

On Friday, April 17th, Governor Greg Abbott issued the following Executive Order that states “Essential services” shall consist of everything listed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in its Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, Version 2.0. Including:

Workers critical to the manufacturing, distribution, sales, rental, leasing, repair, and maintenance of vehicles and other transportation equipment (including electric vehicle charging stations) and the supply chains that enable these operations to facilitate continuity of travel-related operations for essential workers.

On April the 27th the Governor issued The Governor’s Report to Open Texas, guidelines established by the Strike Force to Open Texas – a team of nationally recognized medical experts and private and public leaders who will advise the Governor on safely and strategically reopening the state of Texas.

Executive Orders supercede local orders.

Auction Updates

From Auction Business Hours to Online Bidding, get the information here.

Forms for Your Dealership (Printable)

Below you will find printable forms related to COVID-19 that you may want to post at your dealership. Most forms are in a word document so you can insert your dealership name and make them dealership specific. 

Sample Form
Social Distancing
Useful CDC Guidelines
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)
Face Mask Sign (English & Spanish)
Help Prevent Disease Sign (City of Austin) 
Social Distancing Sign (English & Spanish)