Client Alert: COVID-19: Are You Essential?

As a growing number of states and municipalities issue orders for residents to “shelter-in-place” as result of COVID-19, businesses are faced with multiple questions, including:

• Is my business considered “essential” such that it can remain open?
• Are only certain personnel considered to be “essential” to the business?

The answer to the above-questions can vary depending on the industry of your business or the role you play in your organization. But we have put together a brief overview of the primary considerations as well as a list of helpful resources to help guide businesses on making this determination.