Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change; Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Overview: In order to avoid bankruptcies, the French government outlawed the cessation of electricity or water to small businesses during the quarantine period.
Businesses could also request that the government cover the charges for these utilities accrued during the relevant time period. Additionally, the ordinance prohibited fines or penalties on small businesses for failure to pay rent.
Full details here: https://www.gouvernement.fr/conseil-des-ministres/2020-03-25/faire-face-a-l-epidemie-de-covid-19