WHAT’S AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS? FULL LIST HERE

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a stay at home order for the state beginning Saturday at 5 p.m.

Residents can still leave their homes to shop for essential items, or they can go to work in their business has been deemed essential. Here’s a list of essential businesses from the order.

Government operations

  • Public safety and first responders, law enforcement, fire prevention and response
  • Courts and court personnel
  • Military
  • Emergency Management personnel
  • Corrections, probation and parole
  • Child protection and child welfare
  • EMTs
  • 911 call-center employees
  • All workers and vendors that support law enforcement and emergency management operations and services, and other federal, state, tribal or local officials or employees

Health care providers and caregivers

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Mental health workers
  • Nurses
  • Chiropractors
  • Physical therapists
  • Veterinarians
  • Hospitals/clinics and medical practices
  • Research and laboratory operations
  • Hospice
  • Clinical staff
  • Nursing homes, residential health care facilities, adult day care centers, assisted living facilities and elder care
  • Home health workers and aides
  • Blood banks
  • Congregate-care facilities
  • Medical wholesale and distribution
  • Medical supply and equipment manufacturers and providers
  • Medical waste and hazardous waste disposal
  • Other ancillary health care services

Infrastructure operations

  • Electric, natural gas and water utilities
  • Nuclear facilities and other generating facilities
  • Utility poles and components
  • Fuel pipelines and transmission systems
  • Petroleum producers
  • Telecommunications
  • Electronic security and life safety services
  • Wireless communications companies
  • Communications sales and customer support
  • Telecommunication and data centers
  • Cybersecurity operations
  • Businesses and other operations concerned with flood control
  • Aviation
  • Maintenance, operation or construction of dams, airports, ports, roads, highways or mass transit
  • Auto sales and repair
  • Vehicle rental and taxi services
  • Network providers such as Uber and Lyft
  • Freight and passenger rail
  • Motor carriers
  • Pipelines
  • Other transportation infrastructure and businesses
  • Water and waste water systems
  • Transportation companies such as airlines and bus lines
  • Hazardous waste disposal
  • Hotels and commercial lodging services
  • RV parks

Manufacturing facilities

  • Food processing and production
  • Companies that produce pharmaceuticals, food additives, medical equipment, medical devices and supplies, technology, biotechnology, chemical products, telecommunications products
  • Automotive production and suppliers, airplane ship and space vehicle or rocket manufacturers
  • Companies involved in health care, energy, steel and steel products, fuel and petroleum exploration and production, lubricants, greases and engine oils, mining, national defense, sanitary and cleaning products, household products, personal care products, products used by any other essential business or operation

Agricultural operations and farms

  • Food cultivation, livestock, cattle, poultry and seafood operations
  • Transportation of agricultural products
  • Livestock auctions
  • Feedlots
  • Dealers and brokers of livestock
  • Farmers markets
  • Feed stores
  • Repairers and suppliers or agricultural equipment
  • Gas, diesel and petroleum suppliers
  • Companies involved with aquaculture, horticulture and chemicals including pesticide, herbicide and fertilizer producers and distributors
  • Forest products businesses, including those involved in forestry operations, logging, manufacture of lumber and paper products
  • Meat processing facilities
  • Rendering facilities and transporters
  • Feed processing facilities
  • Veterinary services

Essential retailers

  • All supermarkets, food and beverage stores
    • Including liquor stores and warehouse clubs
  • Food providers
  • Convenience stores
  • Office supply stores
  • Bookstores
  • Computer stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Health care supply stores
  • Hardware, home improvement and building supply stores
  • Stores that sell electrical, plumbing and heating materials
  • Gun stores
  • Gas stations
  • Auto, farm equipment, bicycle, motorcycle and boat supply and repair stores
  • Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food and goods directly to residences

Restaurants and bars

  • No in-restaurant service; carry out or delivery only

Essential personal services

  • Trash collection
  • Mail and shipping services
  • Home repair
  • Auto sales or repair
  • Warehouse, distribution and fulfillment centers
  • Kennels
  • Animal shelters
  • Laundromats
  • Drycleaners
  • Childcare facilities (some not deemed essential)
  • Public transportation
  • Providers of business services including security and payroll
  • Funeral, cemetery and related services

Media operations

  • Newspapers, digital news sites, television, radio and other media services

Education operations

  • Educators supporting public and private K-12 schools distance learning
  • Colleges, universities or other educational institutions distance learning
  • Performing critical research or other essential functions

Financial services

  • Banks and related financial institutions
  • Credit unions
  • Payday lenders
  • Businesses that process credit card and other financial transactions
  • Other services related to financial markets

Professional services

  • Legal services
  • Accounting services
  • Insurance services
  • Real estate services

Providers or basic necessities to economically disadvantaged populations

  • Businesses, religious and secular nonprofit organizations
  • Food banks
  • Homeless shelters
  • Congregate-care facilities

Construction and construction-related services

  • Building and construction
  • Lumber, building materials and hardware businesses
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Other construction tradesworkers
  • Exterminators
  • Cleaning and janitorial services
  • HVACR and water heating businesses
  • Painting
  • Moving and relocating services
  • Other skilled trades
  • Other related construction firms and professionals for maintaining essential infrastructure

Essential public services

Defined as services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences and essential businesses and essential business operations, including:

  • Law enforcement
  • Fire prevention and response
  • Firearm and ammunition manufacturers and retailers
  • Building code enforcement
  • Security
  • Emergency management and response
  • Building cleaning including disinfection
  • Auto sales and repair
  • Mortuaries and cemeteries

Military or defense operations

  • Employers and personnel who support the essential products and services required to meet national security commitments, including personnel working for companies and their subcontractors who perform under contract to the Department of Defense providing materials and services to the Department of Defense and government-owned/contractor-operated and government-owned/government-operated facilities.

Essential services and product providers

  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Technology support
  • Child care programs and services (some deemed not essential)
  • Medical and hazardous waste disposal
  • Services needed to ensure the continuing operation of an essential business or operation
  • Operation of government agencies
  • Services that provide for the health, safety and welfare of the public

Religious entities

  • Religious and faith-based facilities, entities and groups

Federally designated critical infrastructure

  • Workers and related industries defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Other state-designated essential businesses and operations

Defined as businesses and operations deemed essential by the Alabama Department of Public Health or the Alabama Emergency Management Agency

Support operations for essential businesses and operations

Defined as employees, contractors, agents, suppliers or vendors of an essential business or operation.

Read the full order right here.

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