Governor Cuomo Mandates 100% Of Non-Essential Business’ Work Force To Stay At Home

March 20, 2020

       On March 20, 2020 Governor Cuomo announced that he will be signing an Executive Order, which will mandate 100% of non-essential business’ employees to stay at home. Essential services and or functions continue to remain exempt from these in-person restrictions.

       Executive Order 202.6, enacted on March 18, 2020, defines essential businesses as:

  1. health care operations which include research and laboratory services;
  2. essential infrastructure which includes utilities, telecommunication, airports and transportation infrastructure;
  3. essential manufacturing, which includes food processing and pharmaceuticals;
  4. essential retail which includes grocery stores and pharmacies;
  5. essential services, which include trash collection, mail, and shipping services;
  6. news media;
  7. banks and related financial institutions;
  8. providers of basic necessities to economically disadvantaged populations;
  9. construction;
  10. vendors of essential services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences or other essential businesses;
  11. vendors that provide essential services or products, including logistics and technology support, child care and services needed to ensure the continuing operation of government agencies and provide for the health, safety and welfare of the public

       Governor Cuomo has not yet signed this Order, however, it will take effect on March 22, 2020.

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