We continue to update our list of state and local business restrictions and limitations as quickly as we can given the rapidly changing landscape.
As of Friday night, “Stay at Home” and “Shelter in Place” orders continue to proliferate, as Connecticut and Illinois have joined California and New York. In general, under these orders, the public is required to stay at home except for essential activities, and all “non-essential” business must cease public or in-person operations. Remote working is permitted.
“Essential” businesses are set forth in detail in each order, but they largely seek to encompass the business sectors set forth in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response, issued on March 19, 2020. These business sectors include:
- Healthcare/Public Health
- Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and First Responders
- Food and Agriculture
- Water and Wastewater
- Transportation and Logistics
- Public Works
- Communications and Information Technology
- Other Community-Based Government Operations and Essential Functions
- Critical Manufacturing
- Hazardous Materials
- Financial Services
- Defense Industrial Base
Stay safe and healthy!