During the COVID-19-related “shelter in place” orders, is my business an “essential business”?

The list of the types of businesses deemed “essential” is lengthy, technical and varies depending on the statewide order or each county’s order.

Businesses should refer to the Governor’s state order to determine if their business is deemed essential.

Employers who cannot figure out if they are explicitly essential should contact their legal counsel to help work through the process.

Visit the CalChamber Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage for more COVID-19-related federal, state and local resources, including HRWatchdog’s What Is and Isn’t ‘Essential’ Business Under California’s ‘Stay at Home’ Order.

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