Change to DHS CISA Essential Workforce Document Updated—Provides clarity for supply chain workers.
The Department of Homeland Security has updated the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA Guidance) that identifies essential infrastructure and workers during COVID-19 response. The change provides additional clarity to the critical manufacturing section of the CISA guidance for workers supporting supply chains of essential businesses. Version 3.0 of CISA Guidance document can be found here.
A number of state are issuing declarations on trucking and transportation. This resource can be found here.
Construction: The few states remaining that have halted residential construction activity – Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Vermont – are taking steps to allow home building to resume production. Link
- Michigan construction will resume on May 7
- New York construction has not resumed
- Pennsylvania construction will resume on May 1
The following table and maps indicate whether the following are operating in your state:
Diagonal lines indicate that there has not been an executive order issued but business is operating as usual.
|Executive Order||Other Information||Lumber / Panels||Pulp & Paper||Logging||Pallets||Biomass / Pellet||Notes|
|Alabama||Alabama (Some non-essential businesses beginning to open)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Alaska (Some non-essential businesses beginning to open)
|Alaska Health Mandates||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||Alaska does not have Pulp & Paper, and Pallet facilities.|
|Arizona||Arizona DHS Information||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
Arkansas (Non-essential businesses remain open)
|Information on Hauling Weights – Arkansas||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|California||California Executive Order||California COVID-19 Response
Letter from the ALC
|Colorado||Colorado (Some non-essential businesses beginning to open)||Colorado DPHE Information||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|Connecticut||Connecticut Executive Order||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Florida (Some non-essential businesses beginning to open)
Georgia (Some non-essential businesses beginning to open)
|Georgia Forestry Letter||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Hawaii||N/A - Business as usual||Hawaii Issues & Advisories||Yes||Yes||Unknown||Yes||Unknown|
Idaho (Some non-essential businesses beginning to open)
|Idaho COVID-19 FAQ
|Illinois||Illinois Executive Order||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Indiana||Indiana Executive Order||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Kentucky||Kentucky Executive Order||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Louisiana||Louisiana Stay at Home Order||Louisiana Department of Ag. and Forestry||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Maine||Maine Executive Order||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Maryland||Maryland Essential Business List||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Massachusetts||Massachusetts Executive Order||Massachusetts Essential Services||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Michigan||Michigan (Some non-essential businesses beginning to open)||michigan.gov/coronavirus||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Minnesota (Some non-essential businesses beginning to open)
|Mississippi||Mississippi (Some non-essential businesses beginning to open)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Missouri (Non-essential businesses allowed to open on May 4)
Montana (All non-essential businesses allowed to open on May 4)
|Letter to Governor Bullock
Montana Coronavirus Task Force
|Nevada||Nevada Health Response||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|New Hampshire||New Hampshire Executive Order||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|New Jersey||New Jersey (Some non-essential businesses beginning to open)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|New Mexico||New Mexico Dept. of Health Update||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|New York||New York Executive Orders||Empire State Forest Products Association Update||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||www.esfpa.org|
|North Carolina||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking input from businesses who believe they qualify to be exempt from a shelter in place order, in the event that such an order has to be put in place. If you have good reason to believe your business should be exempt from such an order then please email: [email protected] NCFA is requesting their members mention that the forest products industry was designated as essential by DHS in their requests.
|Ohio||Ohio Stay at Home Order from Governor||Ohio Information||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Oregon||Oregon Executive Order||Oregon Business Letter to Governor
Oregon Coronavirus Information
|Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania Industry Guidance||Pennsylvania Industry Guidance
Letter from the ALC
Kitchen cabinet manufacturers need to apply for waivers. Please apply here.
Employers are now required to provide masks and screen all employees for their temperature if a co-worker has been exposed to the virus.
|South Carolina||South Carolina (Some non-essential businesses beginning to open)||Notice of Essential Food and Agricultural Employee||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Tennessee||Tennessee (Some non-essential businesses beginning to open)||Tennessee Forestry Association Letter to Governor||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Texas||Texas (Some non-essential businesses beginning to open)||Texas Forestry Association Letter||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Utah (Includes re-opening plan)
|Utah Coronavirus Information||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|Vermont||Vermont (Some non-essential businesses beginning to open)||Vermont FAQs for Business||Yes w/ Limits||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Virginia||Virginia Letter to Governor||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Washington||Washington (Some non-essential businesses beginning to open)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||
While the Dept. of Commerce has stated it is not necessary to have a letter or pass when conducting essential business and activities, some companies and industries are using a template letter anyway. Below are two version, one from the WA State Farm Bureau, and another more detailed template for your convenience:
West Virginia (Some non-essential businesses beginning to open)
|West Virginia Forestry - Essential Services||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Wisconsin||Wisconsin (Some non-essential businesses beginning to open)||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|Wyoming||Wyoming||Wyoming COVID-19 Information||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
The Council of State Governments has put together a list of all recent COVID-19 related updates released by all state governments. This resource can be found here.
Quick Reference Guide State Level Shelter-in-Place Orders and Essential Services Provisions is available here.