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State Pandemic Resources

API encourages all states and localities to adopt the guidance recently published by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to identify critical workers. Functioning critical infrastructure is imperative during the response to the COVID-19 emergency for both public health and safety as well as community well-being. Certain critical infrastructure industries have a special responsibility in these times to continue operations:

Things Governors Should Consider for the Energy Sector:





District of Columbia (DC):










New Jersey:

  • COVID-19 Landing Page:
  • NJ Stay at Home Order:
  • Guidance for businesses and workers:
    “Additionally, the order mandates that all businesses or non-profits, wherever practicable, must accommodate their workforce for telework or work-from-home arrangements. To the extent a business or non-profit has employees that cannot perform their functions via telework or work-from-home arrangements, the business or non-profit should make best efforts to reduce staff on site to the minimal number necessary to ensure that essential operations can continue. Examples of employees who need to be present at their work site in order to perform their job duties include, but are not limited to, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, other first responders, cashiers or store clerks, construction workers, utility workers, repair workers, warehouse workers, lab researchers, IT maintenance workers, janitorial and custodial staff, and certain administrative staff. (taken from

New Mexico

New York:

North Carolina

Local Stay at Home Orders –

  • Buncombe County (Order),
  • Cabarrus County (Order),
  • City of Durham (Order),
  • City of Winston-Salem (Order),
  • Mecklenburg County (Charlotte) (Order),
  • Pitt County (Greenville) (Order),
  • Town of Beaufort (Order),
  • Wake County (Raleigh) (Order)
  • Essential Businesses Operations: Following CISA Guidance


  • COVID-19 Landing Page:
  • OH Stay at Home Order:
  • Guidance on Essential Infrastructure:
    “9. Essential Infrastructure. For purposes of this, individuals may leave their residence to provide any services or perform any work necessary to offer, provision, operate, maintain and repair Essential Infrastructure.
    Essential Infrastructure includes… operation and maintenance of utilities, including water, sewer, and gas; electrical (including power generation, distribution, and production of raw materials); distribution centers; oil and biofuel refining; roads, highways, railroads, and public transportation; ports; cybersecurity operations; flood control; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; and internet, video, and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services).
    Essential Infrastructure shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to essential infrastructure, broadly defined.” (Taken from OH Stay at Home order, linked above)



  • COVID-19 Landing Page:
  • Stay at home order:
  • Essential Businesses Operations: Not following CISA guidance – OR is requiring that any business still in operation (which would include critical infrastructure) “establish, implement, and enforce social distancing policies, consistent with guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Such policies must also address how the business or non-profit will maintain social distancing protocols for business-critical visitors.” (taken from order above)



Bexar County:

Dallas County:

Galveston County:

El Paso County:

Harris County:

Tarrant County:

Travis County:

  • COVID-19 Landing Page:
  • Stay at home order:
  • Essential Business Operations: Does not reference DHS CISA Guidance – “Critical Infrastructure, includes but is not limited to the following: a. banking and financial institutions; b. transit and transit facilities, transportation services, equipment, and facilities; c. power, water, telecommunication, natural gas, and public utilities; d. critical manufacturing including primary metals, machinery, electrical equipment and components, health and safety products and equipment, and transportation equipment; e. information and communications, including press; f. emergency services; g. public health and medical services; h. fire and law enforcement; 1. public works; j. agriculture and food; k. airport facilities and operations; 1. sanitation services; m. government buildings." (taken from stay at home order above) [NOTE THAT THE ORDER CONTAINS SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EMPLOYERS FOR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE]



West Virginia

For more comprehensive lists of all state actions, please visit the National Governors Association webpage for what steps states have taken to address coronavirus.