Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201)

On March 19, 2020, governor of the state of California, Gavin Newsom, issued Executive Order N-33-20 (California Executive Order), effective immediately until further notice. This California Executive Order requires all individuals living in the state of California to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, as outlined at https://www.cisa.gov/critical-infrastructure-sectors. These sectors include: (1) chemical; (2) commercial facilities; (3) communications; (4) critical manufacturing; (5) dams; (6) defense industrial base; (7) emergency services; (8) energy; (9) financial services; (10) food and agriculture; (11) government facilities; (12) health care and public health; (13) information technology; (14) nuclear reactors, materials, and waste; (15) transportation systems; and (16) water and wastewater systems. Each of those sectors, as outlined in the federal guidelines outlined on that website, includes numerous types of businesses, and employers should consult the guidelines with legal counsel in assessing whether their operations fall within one of the exceptions. The supply chain will continue to allow access to such necessities as food, prescriptions, and health care. People may leave their homes to obtain or perform the functions above, or to facilitate authorized necessary activities.Continue Reading COVID-19: Practical implications of March 19, 2020, state of California and Los Angeles County emergency orders