Am I Essential Personnel?
What is an essential business? We have heard this term being used throughout the past few weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an important concept to understand as more social norms are changed to tackle this national emergency.
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Who are Essential Personnel?
The DHS Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) outlines 14 industry workers considered essential. These occupations are deemed a necessary baseline by the federal government to sustain our economy and way of life during times of emergency, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
These Industries Are:
- Healthcare Workers
- First Responders
- Defense Industry
- Chemical Workers
- Financial Services
- Hazardous Materials
- Critical Manufacturing
- Community-Based Government Operations and Essential Functions
- Communications and IT
- Public Works
- Water and Wastewater
- Energy Workers
- Food and Agricultural Workers
- Transportation and Logistics Workers
These key groups of employees are necessary to ensure the survival of the critical infrastructure of the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Transportation and Logistics Workers
It is under this critical industry that G&C Tire and Auto Service stands. This industry is diverse but invaluable. It ranges from air traffic controllers, to trash collectors, to maintenance and repair technicians. It is our responsibility to ensure that Americans maintain a safe and efficient mechanism of transportation during this horrible crisis.
What Does It Mean to Be Considered an Essential Business?
For us at G&C Tire and Auto it means that during the COVID-19 pandemic and mass quarantines, we will remain open. However, this does not mean business as usual. G&C is taking the current outbreak extremely seriously. We are closely monitoring the situation by actively following CDC and WHO guidelines to essential services, and are taking preventive steps to ensure proper cleanliness. We are operating with a strict emphasis on social distancing and proper hygiene. If you would like to learn more about how G&C is protecting its customers and employees during the COVID-19 outbreak click here.