CISA's Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 guidance and accompanying list are intended to support state, local, and industry partners in identifying the critical infrastructure sectors and the essential workers.
This document gives guidance to state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions and the private sector on defining essential critical infrastructure workers. Promoting the ability of such workers to continue to work during periods of community restriction, access management, social distancing, or closure orders/directives is crucial to community resilience and continuity of essential functions.
CISA issued the guidance originally on March 19 and has continued to update it based on feedback from the Critical Infrastructure community. The most recent update on May 19, provides clarity around many individual worker categories and updated language to better reflect terminology used in food and agriculture industries.
If you have feedback or additional questions, please reach out to: CISA.CAT@cisa.dhs.gov