Essential Businesses: What You Need to Know

Essential Businesses: What You Need to Know

As the spread of coronavirus continues to occur across the country, a growing number of states are implementing significant protective measures in order to combat the virus and protect citizens. Although social distancing is now a widely utilized term and practice, some states are adopting even more drastic measures to help slow the onset of COVID-19. In California, Governor Newsom has implemented a statewide “Shelter-in-place” ordinance which has led to the temporary closure of all businesses deemed “non-essential”. Although workers and employers have been informed as to what this type of closure means for their own professional responsibilities, some consumers may be still be curious as to what remains open in these challenging times.

Defining an “Essential” Business

A thorough survey of the businesses deemed essential by the state of California can be found here.

As you can see, the businesses which remain open are broadly lumped into one of several unique categories, those being:

  • Healthcare / Public Health
  • Emergency Services
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Water / Wastewater
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Communications and Information Technology
  • Community-based Government Operations and Essential Functions
  • Critical Manufacturing
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Financial Services
  • Chemical Services
  • Defense Industrial Base

In addition to this list of industries, the Governor’s office has also published a description and eligibility requirements for “essential workers” within each of these categories.

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DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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