“Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Executive Order

On March 23, 2020, Governor Inslee issued an Executive Order directing all residents immediately to heed current State public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the State Public Health
Officer may designate as critical to protect health and well-being of all Washingtonians.

In accordance with this order, the Governor has designated the following list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.


Please visit the Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) Spread Facts page or submit your question through the Essential Business Inquiries web portal.

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

Updated 4/2/20: Read the most recent guidance Here.


To clarify or certify status, or to petition to be added to this list, please visit the Washington State Business Re-Entry Registration website at: https://mil.wa.gov/business-re-entry-registration

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