04/03/2020

COVID-19: Federal Critical Infrastructure Guidance

On March 28, 2020, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security issued revised guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During the COVID-19 Response. This guidance is to be used by state and local governments, and the private sector, to ensure that employees essential to the operations of critical infrastructure are able to continue to work uninterrupted.

Specific categories of essential infrastructure workers are identified in the following sixteen industrial sectors: Chemical Sector; Commercial Facilities Sector; Communications Sector; Critical Manufacturing Sector; Dams Sector; Defense Industrial Base Sector; Emergency Services Sector; Energy Sector; Financial Services Sector; Food and Agriculture Sector; Government Facilities Sector; Healthcare and Public Health Sector; Information Technology Sector; Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector; Transportation Systems Sector; and Water and Wastewater Systems Sector. One note: the list of essential infrastructure workers is advisory in nature and not a federal directive.

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