On March 25, 2020, Idaho joined the ranks of an increasing number of states that have issued a
'Stay Home' Order—officially titled "Order to Self-Isolate ." The Order, which took effect immediately and remains effective until at least April 15th, requires everyone to stay at home except for engaging in essential activities and performing work for Essential Businesses, which can continue operating. Counties, cities, and public health districts may enact more stringent orders than provided by the State.
We expect that every business owner and employer will wonder how the Order impacts them. Here are the top take-aways from the Order:
What’s Required By The Order:
What Exceptions Apply?
The Order provides for exceptions for (1) Minimum Basic Operations, (2) Essential Activities, (3) Healthcare Operations, (4) Essential Infrastructure, (5) Essential Government Functions and (6) Essential Businesses.
What are Minimum Basic Operations?
A business that is otherwise required to stop operations may continue “Minimum Basic Operations”, which are the basic operations for your business, such as keeping the value of your inventory, ensuring security, and processing payroll. You may also continue to help your employees work remotely.
What’s an Essential Activity?
What is included in the Healthcare Operations Exception?
What’s an Essential Infrastructure?
Essential Infrastructure includes several work sectors and subsectors, including:
What are Essential Government Function Under the Order?
What’s an Essential Business?
Working for or seeking services from:
The response to the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve and specific restrictions on businesses will be refined and updated.
Idaho Technology Council