Governor Orders All Non-Essential Employees Remain Home

March 23, 2020

    An executive order was announced that all non-essential businesses in the state of New York must keep 100% of their employees home amid the outbreak.

    "Essential services have to continue to function. Grocery stores need food, pharmacies need drugs, your internet has to continue to work, water has to turn on when you turn the faucet." said Governor Cuomo during his announcement. 

    Here is a partial list that will remain open at this time. 

    Essential Stores:

    • Grocery stores
    • Gas stations
    • Food & beverage stores
    • Pharmacies
    • Convenience stores
    • Farmer's markets
    • Hardware & building stores

    Essential Businesses:

    • Research and laboratory services
    • Hospitals
    • Walk-in-care health facilities
    • Veterinary and animal health services
    • Elder care
    • Medical wholesale and distribution
    • Home health care workers or aides
    • Doctor and dentist offices
    • Nursing homes, or residential health care facilities or congregate care facilities
    • Medical supplies and equipment providers

    Essential Safety Agencies:

    • Law enforcement agencies
    • Fire prevention and response
    • Building code enforcement
    • Security
    • Emergency management and response
    • Custodians
    • General maintenance and automotive repair
    • Disinfection organizations
    • Doormen

    The order took effect Saturday at 8:00pm. If businesses fail to comply it could result in fines or mandatory closures. 

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