Fresno City Manager Wilma Quan today signed an executive order updating the City of Fresno’s state of emergency regarding workplace restrictions on persons 65 years of age or older.
The Order states that businesses and institutions with employees 65 years of age or older, and those who are classified as vulnerable to COVID-19 by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), are strongly urged to release those employees to stay at home, and when possible, work from home, effective immediately.
The following are exempt from this order:
- Healthcare professionals
- First responders, support staff, and other essential emergency response personnel
- Sole proprietors of any business that is permitted to remain open
- Those who work in critical infrastructure sectors, including, but not limited to, public works construction, construction of housing (in particular affordable housing or housing for individuals experiencing homelessness), airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical, oil refining, roads and highways, public transportation, solid waste collection and removal, internet and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services, business infrastructure, communications, and web-based services)
- Those who perform essential government functions and services needed to ensure the continuing operation of the government agencies and provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
This Order allows and encourages people 65 to work from home or participate telephonically or electronically from home in any business activity.
A copy of the Executive Order is attached and will be posted on the City of Fresno website, as well as the latest information on services and events, at www.fresno.gov.