MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE

Please see the entire PDF attachment (link below) for for information. Below are excerpts from pages 6 and 8.

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Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce
Page 6

LAW ENFORCEMENT, PUBLIC SAFETY, FIRST RESPONDERS

•Personnel in emergency management, law enforcement, Emergency Management Systems, fire, and corrections, including front line and management
•Emergency Medical Technicians
•911 call center employees
•Fusion Center employees
•Hazardous material responders from government and the private sector.
•Workers – including contracted vendors — who maintain digital systems infrastructure supporting law enforcement and emergency service operations.

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

•Workers supporting groceries, pharmacies and other retail that sells food and beverage products
•Restaurant carry-out and quick serve food operations – Carry-out and delivery food employees
•Food manufacturer employees and their supplier employees—to include those employed in food processing(packers, meat processing, cheese plants, milk plants, produce, etc.) facilities; livestock, poultry, seafood slaughter facilities; pet and animal feed processing facilities; human food facilities producing by-products for animal food; beverage production facilities; and the production of food packaging
•Farm workers to include those employed in animal food, feed, and ingredient production, packaging, and distribution; manufacturing, packaging, and distribution of veterinary drugs; truck delivery and transport; farm and fishery labor needed to produce our food supply domestically
•Farm workers and support service workers to include those who field crops; commodity inspection; fuel ethanol  facilities; storage facilities; and other agricultural inputs
•Employees and firms supporting food, feed, and beverage distribution, including warehouse workers, vendor-managed inventory controllers and blockchain managers
•Workers supporting the sanitation of all food manufacturing processes and operations from wholesale to retail
•Company cafeterias – in-plant cafeterias used to feed employees
•Workers in food testing labs in private industries and in institutions of higher education
•Workers essential for assistance programs and government payments
•Employees of companies engaged in the production of chemicals, medicines, vaccines, and other substances used by the food and agriculture industry, including pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, minerals, enrichments, and other agricultural production aids
•Animal agriculture workers to include those employed in veterinary health; manufacturing and distribution of animal medical materials, animal vaccines, animal drugs, feed ingredients, feed, and bedding, etc.;transportation of live animals, animal medical materials; transportation of deceased animals for disposal;raising of animals for food; animal production operations; slaughter and packing plants and associated regulatory and government workforce
•Workers who support the manufacture and distribution of forest products, including, but not limited to timber,paper, and other wood products
•Employees engaged in the manufacture and maintenance of equipment and other infrastructure necessary to agricultural production and distribution

Page 8

WATER AND WASTEWATER
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Employees needed to operate and maintain drinking water and wastewater/drainage infrastructure, including:
•Operational staff at water authorities
•Operational staff at community water systems
•Operational staff at wastewater treatment facilities
•Workers repairing water and wastewater conveyances and performing required sampling or monitoring
•Operational staff for water distribution and testing
•Operational staff at wastewater collection facilities
•Operational staff and technical support for SCADA Control systems
•Chemical disinfectant suppliers for wastewater and personnel protection
•Workers that maintain digital systems infrastructure supporting water and wastewater operations

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS

•Employees supporting or enabling transportation functions, including dispatchers, maintenance and repair technicians, warehouse workers, truck stop and rest area workers, and workers that maintain and inspect in frastructure (including those that require cross-border travel)
•Employees of firms providing services that enable logistics operations, including cooling, storing, packaging,and distributing products for wholesale or retail sale or use.
•Mass transit workers
•Workers responsible for operating dispatching passenger, commuter and freight trains and maintaining rail infrastructure and equipment
•Maritime transportation workers – port workers, mariners, equipment operators
•Truck drivers who haul hazardous and waste materials to support critical infrastructure, capabilities, functions,and services
•Automotive repair and maintenance facilities
•Manufacturers and distributors (to include service centers and related operations) of packaging materials,pallets, crates, containers, and other supplies needed to support manufacturing, packaging staging and distribution operations
•Postal and shipping workers, to include private companies
•Employees who repair and maintain vehicles, aircraft, rail equipment, marine vessels, and the equipment and infrastructure that enables operations that encompass movement of cargo and passengers
•Air transportation employees, including air traffic controllers, ramp personnel, aviation security, and aviation management
•Workers who support the maintenance and operation of cargo by air transportation, including flight crews,maintenance, airport operations, and other on- and off- airport facilities workers

 

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