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LA Essential Infrastructure Fact Sheet

OFFICE of the GOVERNOR

JOHN BELL EDWARDS

COVID-19 Statewide Stay at Home Order

 

Additional Illustrative Examples of Critical Infrastructure Businesses Consistent with Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency Guidance

Updated: Sunday, March 22

 

On Sunday, March 22, Gov. Edwards issued a Stay at Home order, which puts some limits on business operating in Louisiana as the Governor seeks to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the state and flatten the curve. For the purposes of this Stay at Home order, Proclamation Number 33 JBE 2020, businesses consistent with guidance from the Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) may remain open and individuals may leave their residence to perform any work necessary to provision, operate, and maintain these businesses.

 

The following business categories are consistent with the CISA guidance:

 

Essential Infrastructure. This includes, but is not limited:

 

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
Construction Engineers
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
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)

Organizations that provide charitable and social services. Businesses and religious and secular nonprofit organizations, including food banks, when providing food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals, individuals who need assistance as a result of this emergency, and people with disabilities.

 

Hardware and supply stores. Hardware stores and businesses that sell electrical, plumbing, and heating material.

 

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
 

Supplies for Essential Businesses and Operations. Businesses that sell, manufacture, or supply other Essential Businesses and Operations with the support or materials necessary to operate, including:

 

Computers
Audio and video electronics
Household appliances
IT and telecommunication equipment
Hardware
Paint
Flat glass
Electrical, plumbing and heating material
Sanitation equipment
Personal hygiene products
Food, food additives, ingredients and components
Medical and orthopedic equipment
Optics and photography equipment
Diagnostics, food and beverages, chemicals, soaps and detergent
Firearm and ammunition suppliers and retailers for purposes of safety and security
 

Residential facilities and shelters. Residential facilities and shelters for adults, seniors, children, and/or people with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, substance use disorders, and/or mental illness, and domestic abuse shelters.


Manufacture, distribution, and supply chain for critical products and industries. Manufacturing companies, distributors, and supply chain companies producing and supplying essential products and services in and for industries such as:

 

Pharmaceutical
Technology
Biotechnology
Healthcare
Chemicals
Sanitization
Waste pickup and disposal
Agriculture
Food and beverage
Transportation
Energy
Steel and steel products
Petroleum and fuel
Mining
Construction
National defense
Communications
Other products used by other Essential Businesses and Operations.
 

Hotels and motels. Hotels and motels, to the extent used for lodging and delivery or carry-out food services.

Last updated: Friday, September 4, 2020