COVID-19 Essential Workers Update

COVID-19 Essential Personnel Includes:
• Health care workers, including staff working in health care
facilities and in community-based services including home
health and behavioral health;
• Law enforcement personnel, fire and emergency services
personnel, and staff at correctional facilities;
• Individuals employed at emergency childcare centers
operating after April 1, 2020;
• Staff working for entities that provide essential social
services, including, but not limited to, group home and
shelter staff;
• Essential government employees who are unable to work
from home, including child protection services workers,
child welfare workers, foster care workers, unemployment
compensation processing staff, and public health
employees.
• Certain critical workers, as defined by the Commissioner of
DCF, at essential retail businesses, as defined in Executive
Order No. 107 (2020) and subsequent Administrative
Orders.