Exempted Businesses from Stay at Home Order

On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 directing all residents immediately to heed current State public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the State Public Health Officer may designate as critical to protect health and well-being of all Californians.  In accordance with this order, the State Public Health Officer has designated the following list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.

These positions are allowed to continue working during the time period of the Governor’s “stay home” Executive Order N-33-20.

In these trying times, it can be confusing for businesses to know on a day to day basis whether they are adhering to the ever-changing guidance coming from the state and federal governments. The State Public Health Officer may issue orders as needed to change the Executive Order or the list of exemptions, though no local jurisdiction can provide more leniency than the list that the Governor has put together.  Please continue to monitor the Stay Home Except for Essential Needs page as the situation continues to unfold to see the latest guidance and the latest list of critical infrastructure work positions.