For purposes of Executive Order 202.6, “Essential

Business,” means:

1. Essential health care operations including research and laboratory services, hospitals, walk-in-care health

facilities, emergency veterinary and livestock services, elder care, medical wholesale and distribution, home health care workers or aides for the elderly, doctor and emergency dental, nursing homes, or residential health care facilities or congregate care facilities, medical supplies and equipment manufacturers and providers.

2. Essential infrastructure including utilities including power generation, fuel supply and transmission, public water

and wastewater, telecommunications and data centers, airports/airlines, transportation infrastructure such as bus, rail, or for-hire vehicles, garages hotels, and places of accommodation.

3. Essential manufacturing including food processing, manufacturing agents, including all foods and beverages

chemicals medical equipment/instruments pharmaceutical, sanitary products, telecommunications, microelectronics/semi-conductor, agriculture/farms, household paper products.

4. Essential retail including grocery stores, including all food and beverage stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, farmer’s markets, gas stations restaurants/bars (but only for take-out/delivery), hardware and building material stores.

5. Essential services including trash and recycling collection, processing and disposal, mail and shipping services,

Laundromats, building cleaning and maintenance, child care services, auto repair, warehouse/distribution and fulfillment, funeral homes, crematoriums and cemeteries, storage for essential businesses, animal shelters.

6. News media

7. Financial Institutions including banks, insurance, payroll, accounting services related to financial markets.

8. Providers of basic necessities to economically disadvantaged populations including homeless shelters and

congregate care facilities, food banks, human services providers whose function includes the direct care of patients in state-licensed or funded voluntary programs; the care, protection, custody and oversight of individuals both in the community and in state-licensed residential facilities; those operating community shelters, and other critical human services agencies providing direct care or support.

9. Construction including skilled trades such as electricians, plumbers other related construction firms, and

professionals for essential infrastructure or for emergency repair and safety purposes.

10. Defense and national security-related operations supporting the U.S. Government or a contractor to the US


11. Essential services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences or other

essential businesses including law enforcement, fire prevention and response, building code enforcement, security emergency management and response, building cleaners or janitors, general maintenance whether employed by the entity directly or a vendor automotive repair disinfection.

12. Vendors that provide essential services or products, including logistics and technology support, child care and

services: logistics technology support for online services, child care programs and services, government owned or leased buildings, essential government services.