LIST: What's "essential" under Stay Home, Work Safe

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March 24, 2020
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AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- With the area going under a "Stay Home, Work Safe" order beginning Wednesday, what's considered an "essential" activity or business?

The City of Austin, along with Travis and Williamson Counties, are implementing new restrictions through April 13. In short, only activities essential to health and safety are allowed to continue; otherwise, residents are expected to shelter in place at home.

Here are some business categories listed in the City order:

  • Grocery stores and supermarkets
  • Gas stations and convenience stores
  • Healthcare
  • Banks
  • Hardware and supply stores
  • Restaurants - only offering take-out or delivery service, no dine-in
  • Transportation services including ride share services like Uber, Lyft
  • Liquor stores
  • Farmers
  • Social services and charities
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Exterminators
  • Pool cleaners
  • Car dealers, auto parts supply stores
  • Mail and delivery services
  • Laundry services
  • Businesses that sell supplies to help people work from home
  • Legal, accounting, insurance, and real estate services
  • Information technology service providers
  • Moving supply services
  • Hotels and motels, for lodging only
  • Funeral services
  • Schools
  • Childcare facilities

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