Dorsey is compiling the emergency orders limiting business activity in response to COVID-19. We will make every effort to keep this list updated. This is not legal advice, but contains general information not applicable to specific matters. We are not acting as your legal counsel unless separately retained in a written agreement signed by us.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce 1.0

Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce 2.0

ALABAMA

Order of the State Health Officer Amended April 2, 2020

“Stay at Home” FAQ for Business

Construction Exemption:

n. Construction and construction-related services, including building and construction, lumber, building materials and hardware businesses, electricians, plumbers, other construction tradesmen and tradeswomen, exterminators; cleaning and janitorial, HVACR and water heating businesses; painting, moving and relocating services, other 6 skilled trades, and other related construction firms and professionals for maintaining essential infrastructure;

s. Federally-designated critical infrastructure, defined as workers and related industries identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in its “Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response,” https://www.cisa.gov/identifyingcritical-infrastructure-during-covid-19, as may be amended;

Local restrictions should be reviewed in light of the following provision:

This Order also supersedes and preempts any county and municipal orders or ordinances, whenever adopted, that purport to impose less stringent COVID-19-related curfew or quarantine measures.

ALASKA

COVID-19 Health Mandate 012

Small Community Emergency Travel Order

If your business is included in “Alaska’s Essential Services and Critical Infrastructure” (formerly Attachment A), you must submit a travel plan or protocol for maintaining critical infrastructure to akcovidplans@ak-prepared.com. The plan should outline how you will avoid the spread of COVID-19 and not endanger the lives of the communities in which you operate, of others who serve as a part of that infrastructure, or the ability of that critical infrastructure to function. If you have already submitted a plan pursuant to Health Mandate 10.1 related to interstate travel, you do not need to submit another plan.

Critical infrastructure includes those items listed in “Alaska’s Essential Services and Critical Infrastructure” (formerly Attachment A) https://gov.alaska.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/03232020-COVID-19-Health-Mandate-010-Attachment-A.pdf

Construction Exemption:

“Essential Infrastructure,” including businesses providing any services or performing any work necessary to the operations and maintenance of services including, but not limited to, the Port of Alaska, public works construction, construction of housing, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil production, mining, logging, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services).

20. All other businesses that can maintain Social Distancing Requirements (defined below) and prohibit congregations of no more than 10 people in the business at a time (including employees).

This Order incorporates by reference the Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers during COVID-19 Response issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the United States Homeland Security on March 19, 2020. That guidance is located at https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-criticalinfrastructure-workforce. This order also incorporates federal guidance from the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Defense that are located at https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm956 and https://media.defense.gov/2020/Mar/22/2002268024/-1/-1/1/DEFENSE-INDUSTRIALBASE-ESSENTIAL-CRITICAL-INFRASTRUCTURE-WORKFORCE-MEMO.PDF

Anchorage

Hunker Down Order

Extension of Hunker Down Order

Construction Exemption:

5(b) Businesses providing any services or performing any work necessary to the operations and maintenance of "Critical Infrastructure," including, but not limited to, the Port of Alaska, public works construction, construction of housing, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil production, roads and highways, trucking and shipping companies, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems.

ARIZONA

Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected Order

Executive Order Prohibiting Closure of Essential Services

Construction Services:

c. Essential Infrastructure Operations: includes but is not limited to: food production, distributions, and sale; construction (including, but not Limited to, construction required in response to this public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long-term care facilities, public works construction, and housing construction); building management and maintenance; landscape management; airport operations; operation and maintenance of utilities, including water, sewer and gas; electrical (including power generations, distribution, and production of raw materials); distribution centers; oil and biofuel refining; roads, highways, railroads and public transportation; ports; cybersecurity operations; flood control; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; internet, video and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure communications and web-based services). Essential Infrastructure shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to essential infrastructure, broadly defined.

ix. Critical trades: Building and Construction Tradesmen and Tradeswomen and other trades including but not limited to plumbers, electricians, exterminators, cleaning and janitorial staff for commercial and governmental properties, security staff, operating engineers, HVAC, painting, moving and relocation services, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, essential activities and essential businesses and operations.

CALIFORNIA

Executive Order N-33-20              

Possible Construction Exemption:

  • Except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, as outlined at https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19
  • Also, guidance on the state website describes the order as follows: “It covers the whole state of California, and it exempts activity as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction.”

City and County of San Francisco

Order of the Health Officer No. C19-07b

Construction Exemption:

v. Construction, but only of the types listed in this subparagraph below:

  1. Projects immediately necessary to the maintenance, operation, or repair of Essential Infrastructure;
  2. Projects associated with Healthcare Operations, including creating or expanding Healthcare Operations, provided that such construction is directly related to the COVID-19 response;
  3. Affordable housing that is or will be income-restricted, including multi-unit or mixed-use developments containing at least 10% income-restricted units;
  4. Public works projects if specifically designated as an Essential Governmental Function by the City Administrator in consultation with the Health Officer;
  5. Shelters and temporary housing, but not including hotels or motels;
  6. Projects immediately necessary to provide critical noncommercial services to individuals experiencing homelessness, elderly persons, persons who are economically disadvantaged, and persons with special needs;
  7. Construction necessary to ensure that existing construction sites that must be shut down under this Order are left in a safe and secure manner, but only to the extent necessary to do so; and
  8. Construction or repair necessary to ensure that residences and buildings containing Essential Businesses are safe, sanitary, or habitable to the extent such construction or repair cannot reasonably be delayed;

COLORADO

Amended Public Health Order 20-24

Construction Exemption:

9. Construction, Including:

  • Housing and housing for low-income and vulnerable people
  • Skilled trades such as electricians, plumbers
  • Other related firms and professionals for who provide services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and critical operation of residences, and other essential services

City and County of Denver

Public Health Order

Construction Exemption:

6(c) iii. Public works construction

iv. Construction of housing and housing of affordable housing or housing for individuals experiencing homelessness

v. Government construction for public infrastructure and facilities

vi. Construction necessary to support or maintain the operation of any Essential Business

vii. Skilled trades such as electricians and plumbers

Boulder

Emergency Order 2020-6

Construction Exemption:

c(2) Construction operations and projects, including commercial and residential construction (especially affordable housing or housing for individuals experiencing homelessness), government construction for public infrastructure and facilities, construction necessary to support or maintain the operation of any Essential Business, and renovation or restoration construction services. Construction businesses must develop and strictly implement written Physical Distancing protocols.

Pitkin County

Standing Public Health Order

Construction Exemption:

H. For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to the operations and maintenance of "Essential Infrastructure," including, but not limited to, public works construction, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements as defined this Section, to the extent possible.

18. For clarity, residential and commercial construction is a business not listed as an Essential Business above. Residential and commercial construction sites may continue Minimum Basic Operations until March 31, 2020 for the purpose of safely securing and closure of their construction site. EXCEPTION: Essential Infrastructure will be considered an Essential Business and may continue operations so long as they are in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements and otherwise in compliance with this Order.

 

CONNECTICUT

Executive Order No. 7H

Business Exemptions

Construction Exemption:

9. Construction including:
• all skilled trades such as electricians, HVAC, and plumbers 
• general construction, both commercial and residential
• other related construction firms and professionals for essential infrastructure or for emergency repair and safety purposes
• planning, engineering, design, bridge inspection, and other construction support activities

DELAWARE

Fourth Modification of Declaration of State of Emergency 

Delaware List of Essential and Non-Essential Businesses as of 3.26.20

Construction Exemption:

o. CONSTRUCTION:

1. Workers who are engaged in the construction of residential, nonresidential structures, or infrastructure, and any workers who provide critical maintenance to residential or non-residential structures.

2. Businesses that supply materials and hardware to those engaged in the construction of residential or non-residential structures.

3. Workers involved in activities related to the design and apportionment of residential and non-residential structures.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Mayor’s Order 2020-054: Stay at Home Order

Mayor’s Order 2020-053: Closure of Non-Essential Businesses

Construction Exemption:

IV(1)(b) Essential Infrastructure, including public works, such as roads, sidewalks, street lighting, traffic control devices, railways, and government facilities; utilities, such as electricity, gas, telecommunications, water and wastewater, and drainage infrastructure, and solid waste collection and removal by private and public entities;

(j) Construction and Building Trades, including plumbers; pipefitters; steamfitters; electricians; boilermakers; exterminators; roofers; carpenters; bricklayers; welders; elevator mechanics; businesses that sell supplies and materials for maintenance of commercial and residential buildings and homes, including 'big box' supply stores, plumbing distributors, electrical distributors, and HVAC distributors; and other businesses that provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and operation of residences and Essential Businesses;

FLORIDA

Executive Order Number 20-91

Executive Order Number 20-92

Construction Exemption:

A. For purposes of this Order and the conduct it limits, "essential services" means and encompasses the list detailed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in its Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, v. 2 (March 28, 2020) (attached) and any subsequent lists published.

B. Essential services also include those businesses and activities designated by Executive Order 20-89 and its attachment which consists of a list propounded by Miami-Dade County in multiple orders.

This Order shall supersede any conflicting official action or order issued by local officials in response to COY ID-19 but only to the extent that such action or order allows essential services or essential activities prohibited by this Executive Order.

GEORGIA

Executive Order 04.02.20.01

Construction Exemption:

The term “Critical Infrastructure” shall refer to businesses, establishments, corporations, non-profit corporations and organizations as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as "essential critical infrastructure workforce," in guidance dated March 19, 2020, and revised on March 28, 2020, and those suppliers which provide essential goods and services to the critical infrastructure workforce as well as entities that provide legal services, home hospice, and non-profit corporations or non-profit organizations that offer food distribution or other health or mental health services. The operation of Critical Infrastructure shall not be impeded by county, municipal, or local ordinance.

HAWAII

Third Supplementary Proclamation

Guidance from Hawaii Department of Health

Construction Exemption:

except as necessary to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, as identified at https://www.cisa.gov/identifyingcritical-infrastructure-during-covid-19

10. Critical trades. Building and Construction Tradesmen and Tradeswomen, and other trades including but not limited to plumbers, electricians, exterminators, cleaning and janitorial staff for commercial and governmental properties, security staff, operating engineers, HVAC, painting, moving and relocation services, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, essential activities, and essential businesses and operations.

IDAHO

Order to Self-Isolate as Amended April 2, 2020

Construction Exemption:

(c) For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to the operations and maintenance of "Essential Infrastructure," including, but not limited to, public works construction, commercial construction and the transfer and selling thereof, construction of housing (in particular affordable housing or housing for individuals experiencing homelessness) and the transfer and selling thereof, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, mining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, telecommunications relay service, and web-based services), provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements as defined this Section, to the extent possible.

As explained in Section 8.k. below, this Order incorporates by reference the guidance in the Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the United States Homeland Security on March 19, 2020 ("CISA Guidance"). 

ILLINOIS

Executive Order 2020-10 (COVID-19 Executive Order No. 8)

Executive Order 2020-18 (COVID-19 Executive Order No. 16) extending EO 2020-10 to April 30, 2020

Construction Exemption:

9. Essential Infrastructure. For purposes of this Executive Order, individuals may leave their residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to offer, provision, operate, maintain and repair Essential Infrastructure.

Essential Infrastructure includes, but is not limited to: food production, distribution, and sale; construction (including, but not limited to, construction required in response to this public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long-term care facilities, public works construction, and housing construction); building management and maintenance; airport operations; operation and maintenance of utilities, including water, sewer, and gas; electrical (including power generation, distribution, and production of raw materials); distribution centers; oil and biofuel refining; roads, highways, railroads, and public transportation; ports; cybersecurity operations; flood control; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; and internet, video, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services).

Essential Infrastructure shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to essential infrastructure, broadly defined.

INDIANA

Executive Order 20-08

Executive Order 20-17 extending EO 20-08 to May 5, 2020

Construction Exemption:

11. Essential Infrastructure

For purposes of this Executive Order, individuals may leave their homes and residences in order to provide any services or to perform any work necessary to offer, provision, operate, maintain, and repair Essential Infrastructure.

The phrase "Essential Infrastructure" includes, but is not limited to, the following: food production, distribution, fulfillment centers, storage facilities, marinas, and sale; construction (including, but not limited to, construction required in response to this public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long-term care facilities, public works construction, school construction, essential business construction, and housing construction); building management and maintenance; airport operations; operation and maintenance of utilities, including, for example, water, sewer, and gas; electrical (including power generation, distribution, and production of raw materials); distribution centers; oil and biofuel refining; roads, highways, railroads, and public transportation; ports; cybersecurity operations; flood control; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; and internet, video, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services).

Further, the phrase "Essential Infrastructure" shall be construed broadly in order to avoid any impacts to essential infrastructure, broadly defined.

KANSAS

Executive Order No. 20-16

Construction Exemption:

KEFF 300 MANAGE

14. Provide and Maintain Critical Infrastructure

a. Construct or repair roads

b. Construct, maintain, or clean buildings

c. Produce or distribute construction materials 

KENTUCKY

Executive Order 2020-257

Construction Exemption:

h. Housing, Buildings and Construction. To ensure Kentuckians can remain Healthy at Home, businesses providing construction or maintenance of residential, commercial, or governmental structures, including but not limited to plumbers, electricians, exterminators, cleaning and janitorial staff, security staff, operating engineers, HVAC, painting, landscaping, moving and relocation services, necessary for sustaining the safety, sanitation and operation of structures.

LOUISIANA

Executive Department Proclamation Number 33 JBE 2020

Possible Construction Exemption:

Guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on what workers are essential is outlined at https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19

MAINE

Executive Order 19 FY 19/20

Essential Business Operations Definitions

Construction Exemption:

Essential Businesses and Operations are those

1. Identified by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response dated March 19, 2020. A copy thereof is attached and incorporated herein by this reference; and

2. In addition or for clarity here in Maine, include the following: food processing and agriculture; fishing and aquaculture; industrial manufacturing; construction and maintenance of essential infrastructure; trash collection and transfer stations; grocery · and household goods (including convenience stores); forest products; essential home repair, hardware and auto repair; pharmacy and other medical, psychiatric, and long-term care facilities; group homes and residential treatment facilities; biomedical, life science, behavioral health, health care, dental care, and long-term services and supports providers and organizations; child care providers; post offices and shipping outlets; banks and credit unions; gas stations and laundromats; veterinary clinics, animal welfare and animal . feed and supply stores; truck delivery and distribution of goods; public transportation; legal, business, professional, environmental permitting and insurance services; hotel and commercial lodging; and all utilities such as electricity, water, wastewater, and telecommunications.

Portland

Proclamation

Construction Exemption:

28. Construction businesses; only existing or ongoing construction projects conducted by these businesses may continue so as long as, to the maximum extent possible, all persons must be at least six (6) feet from any other person.

MARYLAND

Order Number 20-03-30-01

Interpretive Guidance related to Order Number 20-03-23-01

Construction Exemption:

2(b)(vi) Commercial and residential construction companies.

MASSACHUSETTS 

COVID-19 Order No. 13

COVID-19 Order No. 21 Extending the Operation of Order No. 13

COVID-19: Essential Services

Construction Exemption:

  • Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, builders, contractors, HVAC Technicians, landscapers, inspectors and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, businesses and buildings such as hospitals, health care facilities, senior living facilities, and any temporary construction required to support COVID-19 response.
  • Workers – including contracted vendors - who support the operation, inspection, maintenance and repair of essential public works facilities and operations, including roads and bridges, water and sewer, laboratories, fleet maintenance personnel, construction of critical or strategic infrastructure, traffic signal maintenance, emergency location services for buried utilities, and maintenance of digital systems infrastructure supporting public works operations. Critical or strategic infrastructure includes public works construction including construction of public schools, colleges and universities and construction of state facilities, including leased space, managed by the Division of Capital Asset Management; airport operations; water and sewer; gas, electrical, nuclear, oil refining and other critical energy services; roads and highways; public transportation; steam; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; and internet and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services)
  • Workers who support infrastructure, such as by road and line clearing and utility relocation, to ensure the availability of and access to needed facilities, transportation, energy and communications.
  • Workers performing housing construction related activities, including construction of mixed-use projects that include housing, to ensure additional units can be made available to combat the Commonwealth’s existing housing supply shortage.
  • Workers supporting the construction of housing, including those supporting government functions related to the building and development process, such as inspections, permitting and plan review services that can be modified to protect the public health, including allowing qualified private third-party inspections accountable to government agencies).

MICHIGAN

Executive Order No. 2020-21

MINNESOTA

Emergency Executive Order 20-20

Construction Exemption:

f. ii. Workers engaged in roadway construction, maintenance, and utility projects.

g. Public Works. This category is limited to public works workers listed in the CISA Guidance, in addition to construction material suppliers and workers providing services necessary to maintain construction material sources.

x. Construction and critical trades. This category includes workers in the skilled trades such as electricians, plumbers, HVAC and elevator technicians, and other related construction of all kind.

MISSISSIPPI

Executive Order No. 1463

Supplement to Executive Order No. 1463

Executive Order No. 1466

Construction Exemption:

Construction and construction related services including building and construction, lumber, building materials and hardware, electricians, plumbers, exterminators, cleaning and janitorial, HVACR and water heating industry, painting, moving and relocating services, other skilled trades, and other related construction firms and professionals for maintaining essential infrastructure.

MISSOURI

Public Health Order

Construction Exemption:

Order does not apply to any “entity that does not employ individuals to perform essential worker functions, as set forth in guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) outlined at https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/CISA_Guidance_on_the_Essential_Critical_Infrastructure_Workforce_Version_2.0_Updated.pdf

Boone County

Order No. 2020-03C

Construction Exemption:

H. "Essential Critical Infrastructure" means operation and maintenance of essential critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, economic security, public health or safety, or any combination thereof and more fully identified by the US Department of Homeland Security. See ht;tps://www.cisa.gov/identi:fying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19.

F(15) businesses that perform construction services

Cass County

Emergency Order

Construction Exemption:

3. "Essential Infrastructure," shall mean to include, but not be limited to, public works construction, construction of housing, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, railroad and rail systems, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements as defined this Section, to the extent possible.

Clay County

Order Amended 03222020

Construction Exemption:

3. “Essential Infrastructure,” shall mean to include, but not be limited to, public works construction, construction of housing, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, railroad and rail systems, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements as defined this Section, to the extent possible.

Cole County

COVID-19 Advisory #1

Construction Exemption:

H. Essential Critical Infrastructure- operation and maintenance of essential critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, economic security, public health or safety, or any combination thereof and more fully identified by the US Department of Homeland Security. See https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19

F(15) businesses that perform construction services

Greene County

Order No. POL-20.3.24

Construction Exemption:

a. Construction, including critical home and building repairs

Jackson County

Order

Construction Exemption:

h. For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to the operations and maintenance of "Essential Infrastructure," including, but not limited to, public works construction, construction of housing (in particular affordable housing or housing for individuals experiencing homelessness), airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements as defined this Section, to the extent possible.

Jefferson County

Executive Order Number 20-030.4

Construction Exemption:

(t) Construction, Trade and Infrastructure (e.g. building, building management and maintenance, plumbing, electrical, HVAC systems, waste/wastewater treatment plants and power generation, Information Technology, and any equipment manufacturer, sales and/ or service provider associated for the maintenance of those businesses or industrial equipment, etc.). This includes construction required in response to this public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long-term care facilities, public works construction, and housing construction;

Kansas City

Second Amended Order 20-01

Construction Exemption:

3. “Essential Infrastructure,” shall mean to include, but not be limited to, public works construction, construction of housing, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, railroad and rail systems, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements as defined this Section, to the extent possible.

Ray County

Court Order 2020-03-02

Construction Exemption:

3. "Essential Infrastructure," shall mean to include, but not be limited to, public works construction, construction of housing, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, railroad and rail systems, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements as defined this Section, to the extent possible.

City of St. Joseph

Reissued Second Amended Declaration

Construction Exemption:

18. Construction and related activities

City of St. Louis

Health Commissioner’s Order No. 5

Construction Exemption:

(t) Construction

St. Louis County

Stay at Home Order

Construction Exemption:

9. activities at open construction sites, irrespective of types of structures, subject to applicable OSHA and other safety guidelines, and related architectural, design, and land surveying activities, so long as the people involved reasonably comply with Social Distancing Requirements to the extent consistent with applicable safety guidelines;

H.  "Essential Infrastructure" means operation and maintenance of utilities, power generation, electric and gas transmission and distribution facilities, water, wastewater, public works, construction (in particular, without exclusion, skilled trades, construction of affordable housing, construction for housing for individuals experiencing homelessness, and related construction firms and professionals), airport operations (including, without exclusion, airport concessions, airport parking facilities, on-airport construction, air transportation employees, air traffic controllers, ramp personnel, aviation security, and aviation management),  sewer, gas, electrical,  oil refining, roads, highways,  public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, telecommunications systems (including essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), data centers, logistics facilities and providers (including warehouses, trucking, consolidators, fumigators and handlers), distribution facilities, sorting facilities, and the design and construction of supply chain facilities such as logistics distribution and sorting facilities for commerce and food goods;

MONTANA

Stay at Home Directive

Construction Exemption:

8. Essential Infrastructure. For purposes of this Directive, individuals may leave their residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to offer, provision, operate, maintain and repair Essential Infrastructure. Essential Infrastructure includes, but is not limited to: food production, distribution, storage, and sale; construction (including, but not limited to, construction required in response to this public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long-term care facilities, public works construction, and housing construction); building management and maintenance; airport operations; aircraft fueling services; operation and maintenance of utilities, including water, sewer, and gas; electrical (including power generation, distribution, and production of raw materials); distribution centers; oil and biofuel refining; roads, highways, railroads, and public transportation; cybersecurity operations; flood control; operation of dams, locks, ditches, canals, diversions, and levies; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; and internet, video, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services).

Essential Infrastructure shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to essential infrastructure, broadly defined.

NAVAJO NATION

Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-003

Construction Exemption:

To mitigate the risk and to preserve the public health and safety, all individuals living on the Navajo Nation must stay home or at their place of residence, except essential workers needed to maintain continuity of operations of the critical infrastructure sectors. (See https://www.cisa.gov/critical-infrastructure-sectors).

E. For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence to provide any service or perform any work necessary to the operations and maintenance of "Essential Infrastructure," including, but not limited to, public works construction, construction of housing, water, sewer, gas, electrical, roads and highways, public  transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services , business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements, to the extent possible .

H. Residential and commercial construction sites may otherwise continue to operate so long as in compliance with this Order in reference to Social Distancing Requirements and limiting persons on site to no more than 10 people at any given time.

NEVADA

Stay at Home Order – Directive 010

Emergency Regulations

Construction Exemption:

1(b) Essential infrastructure operations, including construction, agriculture, farming, housing construction, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, mining, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, recycling services, energy, including solar, internet, telecommunication services, manufacturing, and food processing;

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Emergency Order 17

Exhibit A – Essential Businesses

Construction Exemption:

  • Workers – including contracted vendors – involved in the construction of critical or strategic infrastructure including public works construction, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, nuclear, oil refining and other critical energy services, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, municipal transfer stations, and internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services)
  • Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, inspectors and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, construction sites and projects, and needed facilities
  • Construction Workers who support the construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of construction sites and construction projects (including housing construction)

NEW JERSEY

Executive Order No. 107

No restrictions on non-retail businesses.

NEW MEXICO

Public Health Order

List of Essential Businesses

Construction Exemption:

3(g)  Infrastructure operations including, but not limited to, public works construction, commercial and residential construction and maintenance, airport operations, public transportation, airlines, taxis, private transportation providers water, gas, electrical, oil drilling, oil refining, natural resources extraction or mining operations, nuclear material research and enrichment, those attendant to the repair and construction of roads and highways, solid waste collection and removal, trash and recycling collection, processing and disposal, sewer, data and internet providers, data centers, technology support operations, and telecommunications systems

NEW YORK

Executive Order No. 202.6

Guidance for Determining Whether Business is Subject to Workforce Reduction.

Construction Exemption:

9. Construction

  • All non-essential construction must shut down except emergency construction, (e.g. a project necessary to protect health and safety of the occupants, or to continue a project if it would be unsafe to allow to remain undone until it is safe to shut the site).
  • Essential construction may continue and includes roads, bridges, transit facilities, utilities, hospitals or health care facilities, affordable housing, and homeless shelters. At every site, if essential or emergency non-essential construction, this includes maintaining social distance, including for purposes of elevators/meals/entry and exit. Sites that cannot maintain distance and safety best practices must close and enforcement will be provided by the state in coordination with the city/local governments. This will include fines of up to $10,000 per violation.
  • For purposes of this section construction work does not include a single worker, who is the sole employee/worker on a job site.

NORTH CAROLINA

Executive Order 121

Construction Exemption:

Section 2(C)(1) Businesses that meet Social Distancing Requirements. Businesses, not-for-profit organizations or educational institutions that conduct operations while maintaining Social Distancing Requirements: a. Between and among its employees

(C)(2) Businesses operating in CISA identified sectors. Businesses, not-for-profit organizations or educational institutions operating in the federal critical infrastructure sectors as outlined at https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-duringcovid-19 or any subsequent guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that amends or replaces said guidance.

(C)(5) Essential Infrastructure Operations. Essential Infrastructure Operations includes, but is not limited to: food and beverage production, distribution, fulfillment centers, storage facilities; construction (including, but not limited to, construction required in response to this public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long term care facilities, public works construction, school construction, and essential commercial and housing construction); building and grounds management and maintenance including landscaping; airport operations; operation and maintenance of utilities, including water, sewer, and gas; electrical (including power generation, distribution, and production of raw materials); distribution centers; oil and biofuel refining; roads, highways, railroads, and public transportation; ports; cybersecurity operations; flood control; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; and internet, video and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), (including the provision of essential global, national and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services).

Essential Infrastructure Operations shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to essential infrastructure, broadly defined.

Buncombe County

Supplemental Declaration

Construction Exemption:

9(b)(3) Essential Critical Infrastructure. Work necessary to the operations and maintenance of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors as identified by the National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) including public works construction, residential and commercial construction, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), financial institutions, defense and national security-related operations, essential manufacturing operations provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with social distancing requirements of six feet, to the extent possible. Essential Businesses providing essential infrastructure should implement screening precautions to protect employees and all activity shall be performed in compliance with social distancing guidelines attached.

Village of Clemmons

Second Declaration

Construction Exemption:

E(2)(a) CISA List. All workers identified in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response issued on March 19, 2020.

E(3) Outdoor Businesses or Services. Until otherwise ordered, those businesses that operate primarily outdoors or in structures under construction (e.g., construction related contractors or vendors, lawn or landscaping maintenance, boat repair or maintenance, etc.) and consistently practice Social Distancing Requirements are permitted to operate as if they were an Essential Business.

City of Durham

Second Amendment

Construction Exemption:

E(2)(a) CISA List. On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity Infrastructure & Security Agency (CISA), issued a Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response. The definition of Essential Second Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in City of Durham March 25, 2020 Page 6 of 14 Businesses in this Order includes all the workers identified in that Memorandum.

E(3) Outdoor Businesses or Services. Until otherwise ordered, those businesses that operate primarily outdoors or in structures under construction (e.g., construction related contractors, lawn maintenance, equipment repair or Second Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in City of Durham March 25, 2020 Page 10 of 14 maintenance, etc.), and that consistently practice Social Distancing Requirements, are permitted to operate as if they were an Essential Business.

Guilford county

Revised Proclamation

Construction Exemption:

5. Essential Infrastructure. For purposes of this Proclamation, individuals may leave and return to their residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to offer, provision, operate, maintain and repair Essential Infrastructure. Essential Infrastructure includes, but is not limited to: food production, distribution, and sale; construction (including, but not limited to, construction required in response to this public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long-term care facilities, public works construction, commercial construction and residential construction); building management and maintenance; airport operations; operation and maintenance of utilities, including water, sewer, and gas; electrical (including power generation, distribution, and production of raw materials); distribution centers; security system operation and maintenance; oil and biofuel refining; roads, highways, railroads, air transport, and public transportation; ports; cybersecurity operations; flood control; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; and internet, video, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services).

Essential Infrastructure shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to essential infrastructure, broadly defined.

Madison County

Supplemental Declaration

Construction Exemption:

(9)(b)(iii) Essential Critical Infrastructure. Work necessary to the operations and maintenance of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors as identified by the National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) including public works construction, residential and commercial construction, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), financial institutions, defense and national security-related operations, essential manufacturing operations provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with social distancing requirements of six feet, to the extent possible. Essential Businesses providing essential infrastructure should implement screening precautions to protect employees and all activity shall be performed in compliance with social distancing guidelines attached.

Mecklenburg County and City of Charlotte

Revised Joint Proclamation

Construction Exemption:

5. Essential Infrastructure. For purposes of this Proclamation, individuals may leave their residence to provide any service or perform any work necessary to offer, provision, operate, maintain and repair Essential Infrastructure.

Essential Infrastructure includes, but is not limited to, food production, distribution, and sale; construction, construction (including, but not limited to, construction required in response to this public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long-term care facilities, public works construction, and housing construction); building management and maintenance; airport operations; operation and maintenance of utilities, including water, sewer, and gas; electrical (including power generation, distribution, and production of raw materials); distribution centers, security system operation and maintenance; oil and biofuel refining; roads, highways, railroads, and public transportation; ports; cybersecurity operations; flood control; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; internet, video, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services , business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services).

Essential Infrastructure shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to essential infrastructure, broadly defined.

Orange County

Declaration

Construction Exemption:

E(2)(a) CISA List. On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity Infrastructure & Security Agency (CISA), issued a Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response. The definition of Essential Businesses in this Order includes all the workers identified in that Memorandum.

(i) Critical trades. Building and Construction Trades, and other related trades, including but not limited to, plumbers, electricians, exterminators, cleaning and janitorial staff for commercial and governmental properties, security staff, operating engineers, HVAC, painting, moving and relocation services, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, and Essential Businesses and Operations.

Pitt County

Second Proclamation

Construction Exemption:

1. CISA List. All workers identified in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response issued on March 19, 2020. Said list is attached incorporated into this Proclamation as if fully set forth herein.

B. Outdoor Services.  Those businesses that operate primarily outdoors or in structures under construction (e.g., construction related contractors, lawn maintenance, boat repair or maintenance, etc.), golf courses, outdoor parks (excluding playgrounds) and consistently practice Social Distancing are permitted to operate as if they were an Essential Business.

Wake County

Proclamation

Construction Exemption:

4. For purposes of this Proclamation, individuals may leave their residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to the operations and maintenance of "Essential Infrastructure," as described in Section 10 of this Proclamation and as identified by the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as work performed by the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with social distancing requirements as defined in Section 12 of this Proclamation to the extent possible.

10(a) CISA Critical Infrastructure Workers as identified in the March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity Infrastructure & Security Agency (CISA), Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response. All workers and professions identified in the CISA Memorandum are exempt;

10(c) Commercial and residential construction professions and trades, including but not limited to contractors, engineers, architects, surveyors, suppliers 6 and manufacturers, repairs and renovation specialists, provided social distancing practices are used as outlined in Section 12. Additionally, essential infrastructure construction, construction of housing (in particular affordable housing or housing for individuals experiencing homelessness), airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services);

10(dd) Any entities to the extent that they employ workers identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity Infrastructure & Security Agency (CISA) as part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce;

City of Winston-Salem

Amended Declaration

Construction Exemption:

H. ESSENTIAL INFRASTRUCTURE. For purposes of this Amended Declaration, individuals may leave their residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to offer, provision, operate, maintain and repair Essential Infrastructure.

  1. Essential Infrastructure includes, but is not limited to: food production, distribution, and sale; construction (including, but not limited to, construction required in response to this public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long-term care facilities, public works construction, and housing construction); building management and maintenance; airport operations; operation and maintenance of utilities, including water, sewer, and gas; electrical (including power generation, distribution, and production of raw materials); distribution centers; security system operation and maintenance; oil and biofuel refining; roads, highways, railroads, and public transportation; ports; cybersecurity operations; flood control; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; and internet, video, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web¬ based services).
  2. Essential Infrastructure shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to essential infrastructure, broadly defined.

OHIO

Director’s Stay At Home Order

Construction Exemption:

9.  Essential Infrastructure. For purposes of this, individuals may leave their residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to offer, provision, operate, maintain and repair Essential Infrastructure.

Essential Infrastructure includes, but is not limited to: food production, distribution, fulfillment centers, storage facilities, marinas, and sale; construction (including, but not limited to, construction required in response to this public health emergency, hospital construction,         construction of long-term care facilities, public works construction, school construction, essential business construction, and housing construction); building management and maintenance; airport operations; operation and maintenance of utilities, including water, sewer, and gas; electrical (including power generation, distribution, and production of raw materials); distribution centers; oil and biofuel refining; roads, highways, railroads, and public transportation; ports; cybersecurity operations; flood control; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; and internet, video, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services).

Essential Infrastructure shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to essential infrastructure, broadly defined.

OKLAHOMA

Fourth Amended Executive Order 2020-07

Construction Exemption:

20. Effective at 11:59 p.m. on March 25, 2020, all businesses not identified as being within a critical infrastructure sector as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and located in a county experiencing community spread of COVID-19, as identified by OSDH on its website shall close.

OREGON

Executive Order No. 20-12

Construction Exemption:

Only restricts retail and other public-facing businesses

PENNSYLVANIA

Statewide Stay at Home Order

List of Life Sustaining Businesses

Construction Exemption:

Emergency repairs and construction of health care facilities.

RHODE ISLAND

Executive Order 20-09

Executive Order 20-14

Construction Exemption:

Non-retail businesses may operate, but should maintain social distancing protocols to the extent practicable.

SOUTH CAROLINA

City of Charleston

Construction Exemption:

9. Construction including, skilled trades; including, but not limited to, electricians, plumbers, painters; other related construction firms and professionals for essential infrastructure or for emergency repair and safety purposes, other construction where the contractor can ensure social distancing.

City of Columbia

Ordinance No.: 2020-034

9. Commercial and residential construction including, skilled trades such as electricians, plumbers, landscape services, pool maintenance, nurseries, other related construction firms and professionals for essential infrastructure or for emergency repair and safety purposes, other construction where the contractor can ensure social distancing.

TENNESSEE

Executive Order

Construction Exemption:

1. Personnel identified on pages 5-15 of the Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the United States Department of Homeland Security, available at: https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/CISA_Guidance_on_the_Essential_Critical_Infrastructure_Workforce_Version_2.0_Updated.pdf 

4. Essential Infrastructure Operations. This includes, but is not limited to: food production, distribution, and sale; construction-related services, including, but not limited to, construction required in response to this public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long-term care facilities, public works construction, school construction, construction related to Essential Activity or Essential Services, and housing construction; building management and maintenance; landscape management; airport operations; operation and maintenance of utilities, including water, sewer, and gas; electrical services, including power generation, distribution, and production of raw materials; distribution centers; oil and biofuel refining; services related to roads, highways, railroads, ports, and public transportation; cybersecurity operations; flood control; solid waste and recycling collection, removal, and processing; and internet, video, and telecommunications systems and services, including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services. Essential Infrastructure Operations shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to essential infrastructure, broadly defined;

14. Critical Trades. This includes, but is not limited to: building and construction tradesmen and tradeswomen and other trades, including, but not limited to, plumbers, electricians, exterminators and pest control, cleaning and janitorial staff for commercial and governmental properties, security staff, operating engineers, HV AC, painting, moving and relocation services, and other manufacturing, distribution, retail or service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, Essential Activity, and Essential Services, including electronic security and life safety services to assist with fire prevention and response, security, and emergency management and response;

Memphis

Civil Emergency Proclamation

Construction Exemption:

xxvii. All other critical infrastructure businesses not otherwise listed but identified in the US. Department of Homeland Security’s Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response issued on March 19, 2020;

9. Essential Infrastructure. For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to the operations and maintenance of “Essential Infrastructure,” including, but not limited to, public works construction, construction of housing (in particular affordable housing or housing for individuals experiencing homelessness), airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, grass mowing, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements as defined this Order, to the extent possible.

Nashville

Safer at Home Order

Construction Exemption:

Construction, architectural, engineering, or surveying services

TEXAS

Executive Order No. GA-14

Construction Exemption:

“Essential services” shall consist of everything listed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in its Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, Version 2.0, plus religious services conducted in churches, congregations, and houses of worship. Other essential services may be added to this list with the approval of the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM). TDEM shall maintain an online list of essential services, as specified in this executive order and in any approved additions. Requests for additions should be directed to TDEM at EssentialServices@tdem.texas.gov or by visiting www.tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices.

This executive order shall supersede any conflicting order issued by local officials in response to the COVD-19 disaster, but only to the extent that such a local order restricts essential services allowed by this executive order or allows gatherings prohibited by this executive order. I hereby suspend Sections 418.1015(b) and 418.108 of the Texas Government Code, Chapter 81, Subchapter E of the Texas Health and Safety Code, and any other relevant statutes, to the extent necessary to ensure that local officials do not impose restrictions inconsistent with this executive order, provided that local officials may enforce this executive order as well as local restrictions that are consistent with this executive order.

Note: the following local orders have been issued, but they should be read and reviewed in light of the State order.

City of Austin

 

Order 20200324-007

 

Construction Exemption:

 

This Order shall not be construed to hinder the ability of the industries identified in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency's ("CISA") Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Memorandum dated March 19, 2020 to continue their operation appropriately modified to account for CDC workforce and consumer protection guidance, and the list of industries identified on that memorandum is incorporated in this Order by reference.

 

Exhibit B 2.p. Construction, including public works construction, and construction of affordable housing or housing for individuals experiencing homelessness, social services construction, and other construction that supports essential uses, including essential businesses, government functions, or critical infrastructure, or otherwise as required in response to this public health emergency; and

 

q. Personnel and industries identified in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency's (“CISA") Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Memorandum dated March 19, 2020_to continue their operation appropriately modified to account for CDC workforce and consumer protection guidance.

 

Bexar County

 

Executive Order NW-03

 

Construction Exemption:

 

I(2)(b)(iv) Infrastructure, Development, Operation and Construction. For example, public works construction, construction of housing or other types of construction including commercial, manufacturing, airport operations and aircraft manufacturing, maintenance or repair, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services).

 

Collin County

 

Second Executive Order

 

Construction Exemption:

 

Section 4. All businesses, jobs, and workers are essential to the financial health and well-being of our local economy and therefore are essential to the financial health and well-being of Collin County citizens. Persons who are employed need to stay employed. Persons who lack employment need to gain employment. Businesses that are able to remain open need to remain open.

 

Employers, employees, and customers have a shared responsibility to promote public health in the normal course of business activities.

Dallas County

Amended Order

Construction Exemption:

iii. Essential Critical Infrastructure. Work necessary to the operations and maintenance of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors as identified by the National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) including public works construction, residential and commercial construction, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), financial institutions, defense and national security-related operations, essential manufacturing operations provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with social distancing requirements of six feet, to the extent possible. Essential Businesses providing essential infrastructure should implement screening precautions to protect employees and all activity shall be performed in compliance with social distancing guidelines attached.

El Paso County

 

Order No. 7

 

Construction Exemption:

 

c. Essential Critical Infrastructure. Work necessary to the operations and maintenance of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors as identified by the National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) including public works construction, residential and commercial construction, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), financial institutions, defense and national security-related operations, essential manufacturing operations provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with social distancing requirements of six feet, to the extent possible. Essential Businesses providing essential critical infrastructure should implement screening precautions to protect employees and all activity shall be performed in compliance with social distancing guidelines.

Harris County (Houston)

Order

Construction Exemption:

xi. Infrastructure, Development, Operation and Construction. For example, public works construction, construction of housing or other types of construction including commercial, manufacturing, airport operations and aircraft manufacturing, maintenance or repair, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services).

Hunt County

 

Resolution No. 16,029

 

Construction Exemption:

 

3(b)(3) Essential Critical Infrastructure. Work necessary to the operations and maintenance of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors as identified by the National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) including public works construction, residential and commercial construction, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), financial institutions, defense and national security-related operations, essential manufacturing operations provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with social distancing requirements of six feet, to the extent possible. Essential Businesses providing essential infrastructure should implement screening precautions to protect employees and all activity shall be performed in compliance with social distancing guidelines attached.

San Antonio

Emergency Order #5

Construction Exemption:

iv. Infrastructure. Businesses related to public works construction, construction of housing, commercial construction, airport operations, water, sewer gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, and public transportation.

 

Tarrant County

 

Executive Order

 

Construction Exemption:

 

15(d)(3) Essential Critical Infrastructure Work necessary to the operations and maintenance of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors as identified by the National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) including public works construction, residential and commercial construction, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation and other transportation network companies, and ride-sharing services that provide transportation services necessary for the performance of essential activities, essential businesses, essential infrastructure, and essential government function, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), financial institutions, defense and national security-related operations, essential manufacturing operations.

 

xii. Construction. Construction under a valid permit issued by a governmental entity.

 

UTAH

Stay Safe, Stay Home Order

Construction Exemption:

All businesses directed to respond in flexible ways and implement social distancing policies.

Salt Lake County

Public Health Order

Construction Exemption:

For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their homes or place of residences to work for, provide work to, or to obtain necessary, essential services in the following areas: Healthcare and Public Health Operations; Human Services; Critical Infrastructure; and Governmental Functions delineated in the list attached hereto as Addendum A, and as set forth in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response, updated March 28, 2020, and any subsequent versions of this Memorandum (“CISA Guidance”), and provide work for and engage with essential businesses and operations also delineated in Addendum A.

Essential Infrastructure includes, but is not limited to, public works construction, residential and commercial construction, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with appropriate social distancing to the extent possible. Essential Infrastructure shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to essential infrastructure.

Summit County

Public Health Order

Construction Exemption:

For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to the operations and maintenance of “Essential Infrastructure,” including, but not limited to, public works construction, residential and commercial construction, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services), provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements as defined this Section, to the extent possible. In residential and commercial construction and the regulation of construction sites, the restrictions and limitations in Public Health Order 2020-02 shall continue to apply.

VERMONT

Addendum 6 to Executive Order 01-20

Construction Exemption:

d. construction necessary to support the COVID-19 response and maintain critical infrastructure

VIRGINIA

Executive Order 53 (2020)

Executive Order 55 (2020)

Construction Exemption:

Construction is not a nonessential business required to close under the executive orders.

WASHINGTON

Stay Home – Stay Healthy Order 

Designation of Essential Businesses

3/25/20 Construction Guidance

In general, commercial and residential construction is not authorized under the Proclamation because construction is not considered to be an essential activity. However, an exception to the order allows for construction in the following limited circumstances:

a) Construction related to essential activities as described in the order;

b) To further a public purpose related to a public entity or governmental function or facility, including but not limited to publicly financed low-income housing; or

c) To prevent spoliation and avoid damage or unsafe conditions, and address emergency repairs at both non-essential businesses and residential structures.

Construction Exemption:

• Construction workers who support the construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of construction sites and construction projects (including housing construction) for all essential facilities, services and projects included in this document, and for residential construction related to emergency repairs and projects that ensure structural integrity.

• Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of construction sites and construction projects (including those that support such projects to ensure the availability of needed facilities, transportation, energy and communications; and support to ensure the effective removal, storage, and disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste).

WEST VIRGINIA

Executive Order No. 9-20

Construction Exemption:

3(f). Essential infrastructure. Businesses, entities, or workers engaged in food production, distribution, fulfillment centers, storage facilities, preparation, and sale, construction (including without limitation construction required in response to this public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long-term care facilities, public works construction, school construction, essential business construction, and housing construction), business management and maintenance, airport operations, operation, maintenance, and supply of utilities, including water, sewer, and gas, electrical (including power generation, distribution, and production of raw materials including without limitation coal and oil and natural gas), distribution centers, oil and biofuel refining, roads, highways, railroads, and public transportation, cyber and other security operations and services, flood control, solid waste and recycling collection and removal, and internet, video, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services) and telecommunications workers. Essential infrastructure shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to essential infrastructure, broadly defined.

WISCONSIN

Emergency Order #12

Construction Exemption:

10.  Essential Infrastructure. For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to offer, provide, operate, maintain, and repair Essential Infrastructure.

Essential Infrastructure includes, but is not limited to: food production, distribution, fulfillment centers, storage facilities, marinas, and sales; construction (including, but not limited to, construction required in response to this public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long-term care and assisted living facilities, public  works construction, school construction, Essential Business and Operations construction, construction necessary for Essential Governmental  Functions, and  housing construction,  except that optional or aesthetic construction should be avoided); building management and maintenance; airport operations; operation and maintenance of utilities, including water, sewer, gas, and electric (including power generation, distribution, production of raw materials, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources-certified and  registered drinking water and  wastewater testing laboratories); Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and Public Benefits Energy Assistance Program offices, customer  service centers,  and  public intake centers; distribution centers; oil and biofuel refining; roads, highways, railroads, and  public transportation; ports; cybersecurity operations; flood  control; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; and internet, video, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing  services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services).

Essential Infrastructure shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to essential infrastructure, broadly defined

13(a) CISA List. Any business or worker identified in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security,  Cybersecurity  & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response, updated March 23, 2020, and any subsequent  versions  of  this  Memorandum.

13(n) Critical trades. Building and Construction Tradesmen and Tradeswomen, and other trades including but not limited to plumbers, electricians, carpenters, laborers, sheet metal, iron workers, masonry, pipe trades, fabricators, finishers, exterminators, pesticide application, cleaning and  janitorial staff for commercial and governmental properties, security staff, operating engineers, HVAC, painting, moving and relocation services, forestry and arborists, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, Essential Governmental Functions, and Essential Businesses  and Operations.