Department Of Homeland Security Categorizes Essential Businesses

Missouri is officially under a stay at home order that began today.

The order was signed by Governor Mike Parson and runs through April 24th, however may be extended by the Department of Health and Senior Services.

The Department of Homeland Security categorizes the following as essential businesses.

  • Healthcare, public health, law enforcement, public safety and first responders
  • Food, beverages, and agriculture (manufacturing, production, processing, cultivation including farming, livestock, fishing, baking, distribution of animals and good for consumption, providing food, shelter, and other necessities for animals)
  • Restaurants for consumption off-premises (in-house delivery, third-party deliver, drive-through, curbside pick-up, and carry-out)
  • Stores that sell groceries and medicine
  • Organizations that provide charitable and social services
  • Public works
  • Media
  • Gas stations
  • Banks
  • Hardware and supply stores along with critical trades like, plumbers and electricians
  • Mail, shipping industry
  • Transportation
  • Residential facilities and shelters
  • Childcare centers (for specific employees – first responders, healthcare workers, public health, etc)
  • Hotels and motels
  • Funeral services

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