In New York
, where there are over 7,000 diagnosed cases
of the novel coronavirus
, 100% of the state's workforce will be ordered to stay home except for those providing essential services.
"Only essential businesses can have workers commuting to the job or on the job," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday, stressing that this rule "will be enforced."
Everyone else must "remain indoors to the greatest extent" possible, he said.
Those working in the news, finance, insurance, accounting and defense and national security-related operations are exempt, as well as those working at homeless shelters, food banks and other human services providers.
Construction workers, electricians and plumbers are also except.
Here are some of the other services that can stay open when this rule goes into effect Sunday evening:
Essential retail:Grocery stores, including all food and beverage, which includes liquor storesPharmaciesConvenience storesFarmers' marketsGas stationsRestaurants and bars, but only for take-out or deliveryHardware and building material stores
Essential manufacturing, which includes farming, to produce goods such as:All foods and beveragesChemicalsMedical equipmentPharmaceuticalsSafety and sanitary productsTelecommunication devicesMicroelectronics and semi-conductorsPaper products
Essential healthcare:Research and laboratory servicesHospitalsWalk-in health care facilitiesEmergency veterinary and livestock servicesElder careMedical wholesale and distributionHome health care workers or aides for the elderlyDoctor and emergency dentalNursing homes or residential health care facilities or congregate care facilitiesMedical supplies and equipment manufacturers and providers
Essential infrastructure:Utilities Public water and wastewaterTelecommunicationsAirports/airlinesTransportation infrastructure such as bus, rail, or for-hire vehicles, garagesHotels
Essential services:Trash and recycling collectionMail and shipping servicesLaundromatsBuilding cleaning and maintenanceChild careAuto repairWarehouse/distribution fulfillmentFuneral homes, crematoriums, cemeteriesStorage for essential businessesAnimal shelters
Essential services to maintain safety, sanitation and operations:Law enforcementFire prevention and responseBuilding code enforcementSecurityEmergency management and responseBuilding cleanersGeneral maintenanceAutomotive repairDisinfection
Also exempt are those working with technology support for online services, child care programs, government owned or leased buildings and essential government services.