What’s Essential, What’s Not 03-25-20 08:05 S.S.
Our local shelter-in-place orders mean that people are directed to only leave their homes if work at an essential job they cannot do from home, or to take care of essential needs. Essential Jobs fall in to one of 16 sectors, including: gas stations and automobile repair places; law enforcement, offices that provide government programs and services; media and communications; information technology; pharmacies; grocery stores, food banks, farmers markets, convenience stores, takeout, and delivery restaurants and food services; banks; and laundromats. Not Essential are: bars and nightclubs; entertainment venues; public events and gatherings, and gyms and fitness studios. That’s not to say that exercise isn’t important, it is.....and so people are encouraged to go outside and get some exercise....while still maintaining at least 6 feet of space (between themselves and anyone else not from their own household).