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COVID-19: Essential Business Orders – Issued Before April 8, 2020

Since our last update, a number of states and municipalities across the United States have implemented new numerous orders restricting the operations of “nonessential” businesses in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 (the Essential Business Orders), or have released new FAQs or Guidance.  This update includes revised information for:  Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Washington as well as Boston, Denver, Houston, San Francisco and St. Louis.  Please check our trackers for more information.

Download our Statewide Shelter and Shutdown Orders Tracker here.

Download our Large City Shelter and Shutdown Orders Tracker here

About Our Essential Business Order Tracker

Given the disparate approaches across various jurisdictions, businesses are being forced to navigate a patchwork of directives impacting whether they are considered “essential”—and therefore may continue in-person operations—or not.  To help our clients better navigate these varying directives, we have compiled two Essential Business Orders trackers providing key information on the Orders issued by states and large urban areas.  These trackers are being updated regularly as new Orders are issued.

For more information, please reach out to Kate T. Spelman, Paul B. Rietema, Brenna J. Field, Lindsay A. Lusk and Madeline Skitzki.