COVID-19 Shelter In Place Orders Permit Food, Agribusiness, and Beverage Industries to Remain Operational

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, states governors are issuing executive orders that restrict most businesses from operating and require individuals to “shelter in place” (SIP) by staying home to avert the virus’s spread. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has identified 16 SIP exceptions applicable to “critical infrastructure sectors,” many of which apply to the food, agribusiness, and beverage industries, thus allowing them to remain operational. We provide a breakdown of state SIP orders and identify specific provisions applicable to food, agribusiness, and beverage stakeholders in our full alert, here.