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NYS List of Essential Businesses Allowed to stay open, per Governor Cuomo

List of “Essential Businesses” according to Executive Order 202.6:

1. Essential health care operations including
· research and laboratory services
· hospitals
· walk-in-care health facilities
· emergency veterinary and livestock services
· 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

2. Essential infrastructure including
· utilities including power generation, fuel supply and transmission
· public water and wastewater
· telecommunications and data centers
· airports/airlines
· transportation infrastructure such as bus, rail, or for-hire vehicles, garages
· hotels, and places of accommodation

3. Essential manufacturing including
· food processing, manufacturing agents, including all foods and beverages
· chemicals
· medical equipment/instruments
· pharmaceuticals
· sanitary products
· telecommunications
· microelectronics/semi-conductor
· agriculture/farms
· household paper products

4. 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 and building material stores

5. Essential services including
· trash and recycling collection, processing and disposal
· mail and shipping services
· laundromats
· building cleaning and maintenance
· child care services
· auto repair
· warehouse/distribution and fulfillment
· funeral homes, crematoriums and cemeteries
· storage for essential businesses
· animal shelters

6. News media

7. Financial Institutions including
· banks
· insurance
· payroll
· accounting
· services related to financial markets

8. 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

9. Construction including
· skilled trades such as electricians, plumbers
· other related construction firms and professionals for essential infrastructure or for emergency repair and safety purposes

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

11. Essential services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences or other essential businesses including
· law enforcement
· fire prevention and response
· building code enforcement
· security
· emergency management and response
· building cleaners or janitors
· general maintenance whether employed by the entity directly or a vendor
· automotive repair
· disinfection

12. Vendors that provide essential services or products, including logistics and technology support, child care and services:
· logistics
· technology support for online services
· child care programs and services
· government owned or leased buildings
· essential government services

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