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Connecticut Executive Order on essential business

Governor Ned Lamont has issued a “Stay at Home” executive order, mandating that employees of “non-essential” businesses stay home. Importantly, the trucking industry is considered “essential” and is exempt from the executive order.

A copy of the Executive Order is now available online.

MTAC members may be particularly interested in the following notes regarding specific kinds of businesses that are considered essential:

  • essential infrastructure, including utilities, wastewater and drinking water, telecommunications, airports and transportation infrastructure
  • essential retail, including grocery stores and big-box stores or wholesale clubs, provided they also sell groceries
  • essential services including trash and recycling collection, hauling, and processing, mail and shipping services
  • vendors of essential services and goods necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences or other essential businesses, including pest control and landscaping services

Contact MTAC if you have any questions.