National And State Aid for Small Businesses impacted by Covid-19

Essential health care operations, including:

  • Research and laboratory services

  • Hospitals

  • Walk-in-care health clinics and facilities

  • Emergency veterinary, livestock services

  • Senior/elder care

  • Medical wholesale and distribution

  • Home health care workers or aides for the elderly

  • Doctor and emergency dental

  • Nursing homes, or residential health care facilities or congregate care facilities

  • Medical supplies and equipment manufacturers and providers

  • Licensed mental health providers

  • Licensed substance abuse treatment providers

  • Medical billing support personnel



Essential infrastructure, including:

  • Public and private utilities including but not limited to power generation, Fuel supply and transmission

  • Public water and wastewater

  • Telecommunications and data centers

  • Airports/airlines

  • Commercial shipping vessels/ports and seaports

  • Transportation infrastructure such as bus, rail, for-hire vehicles, garages

  • Hotels, and places of accommodation

Essential manufacturing, including:

  • Food processing, manufacturing agents, including all foods and beverages

  • Chemicals

  • Medical equipment/instruments

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Sanitary products including personal care products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration

  • Telecommunications

  • Microelectronics/semi-conductor

  • Food-producing agriculture/farms

  • Household paper products

  • Defense industry and the transportation infrastructure


Essential retail, including:

  • Grocery stores including all food and beverage stores

  • Pharmacies

  • Convenience stores

  • Farmer’s markets

  • Gas stations

  • Restaurants/bars (but only for take-out/delivery)

  • Hardware, appliance and building material stores

  • Pet food

Essential services, including:

  • Trash and recycling collection, processing and disposal

  • Mail and shipping services

  • Laundromats and other clothing/fabric cleaning services

  • Building cleaning and maintenance

  • Child care services

  • Bicycle repair

  • Auto repair

  • Automotive sales conducted remotely or electronically, with in-person vehicle return and delivery by appointment only

  • Warehouse/distribution and fulfillment

  • Funeral homes, crematoriums and cemeteries

  • Storage for essential businesses

  • Maintenance for the infrastructure of the facility or to maintain or safeguard materials or products therein

  • Animal shelters/and animal care


News media


Financial Institutions, including:

  • Banks or lending institution

  • Insurance

  • Payroll

  • Accounting

  • Services related to financial markets

Providers of basic necessities to economically disadvantaged populations, including:

  • Homeless shelters and congregate care facilities

  • Food banks

  • Human services providers whose function includes the direct care of patients in state-licensed or funded voluntary programs; the care, protection, custody and oversight of individuals both in the community and in state-licensed residential facilities; those operating community shelters and other critical human services agencies providing direct care or support 



  • All non-essential construction must shut down except emergency construction, (e.g. a project necessary to protect health and safety of the occupants, or to continue a project if it would be unsafe to allow to remain undone until it is safe to shut the site)

  • Essential construction may continue and includes roads, bridges, transit facilities, utilities, hospitals or health care facilities, affordable housing, and homeless shelters. At every site, if essential or emergency non-essential construction, this includes maintaining social distance, including for purposes of elevators/meals/entry and exit. Sites that cannot maintain distance and safety best practices must close and enforcement will be provided by the state in coordination with the city/local governments. This will include fines of up to $10,000 per violation.

  • For purposes of this section construction work does not include a single worker, who is the sole employee/worker on a job site.



  • Defense and national security-related operations supporting the U.S. Government or a contractor to the US government

Essential services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences or other businesses, including:

  • Law enforcement, including corrections and community supervision

  • Fire prevention and response

  • Building code enforcement

  • Security

  • Emergency management and response, EMS and 911 dispatch

  • Building cleaners or janitors

  • General maintenance whether employed by the entity directly or a vendor

  • Automotive repair

  • Disinfection

  • Residential moving services

Vendors that provide essential services or products, including logistics and technology support, child care and services, including but not limited to:

  • Logistics

  • Technology support for online services

  • Child care programs and services

  • Government-owned or -leased buildings

  • Essential government services

  • Any personnel necessary for on-line or distance learning or classes delivered via remote means


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