Is your job essential? Most likely
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 10:18am
Gov. Tate Reeves' executive order Tuesday deemed these industries as "essential" during the coronavirus outbreak:
- First responders and public safety officials, including law enforcement, firefighters, court personnel, military, corrections, probation and parole officers, child protection workers, EMTs and 911 call center employees.
- Health care workers in almost all capacities
- Utility workers and others essential to infrastructure, also including car sales and repairs, taxi and Uber drivers and hotel employees
- Manufacturers in a broad range of areas
- Agriculture and farm workers, which also includes gas and diesel suppliers, forest product businesses, vets, meat processors and other industries that support agriculture.
- Supermarkets, gas stations and hardware stores
- Trash collection, mail and shipping services, home repair, automotive repairs, warehouses and laundromats
- Media, including newspapers, digital news sites, television and radio
- Education, including public and private K-12 schools and colleges and universities
- Financial services including banks, insurance and accounting
- Professional services including legal, accounting, insurance and real estate
- Nonprofits that provide services like food banks, homeless shelters and foster care
- Construction and related fields, including HVAC repair, painters, plumbers and electricians
- Defense industry workers, including military personnel and subcontractors
- Vendors that provide logistics and technology support
- Religious entities
- Cybersecurity workers
- Others categories as may be deemed essential by the state Health Department, Emergency Management Agency or other state agencies.