So now that anyone not in an essential service is staying at home, exactly what is an essential service? There is actually a very long list of businesses deemed essential. Among the essential categories are Law and Order, Food, Health and Human Services, Energy, Waste and Wastewater, Transportation, Public Works, Communications and Internet, Other Community-Based Essential Functions, Hazardous Materials, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Chemical, and Defense Industry.
You can find the full list, with lots more detail in each category, here:
If your business is not included in the full list, and you think it should be, there is this Special Note for you.
- Special Note
If the function of your business is not listed above, but you believe that it is essential or it is an entity providing essential services or functions, you may request designation as an essential business.
Requests by businesses to be designated an essential function should only be made if they are NOT covered by the guidance.
These requests should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and include basic contact information and a brief justification.