What is currently considered an emergency essential load?
Until August 14, 2020 the following are classified as essential loads in support of emergency relief efforts:
(1) livestock and livestock feed;
(2) medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19;
(3) supplies and equipment necessary for community safety, sanitation, and prevention of community transmission of COVID-19 such as masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap and disinfectants.
Essential loads do not include routine commercial deliveries, including mixed loads with a nominal quantity of qualifying emergency relief added to obtain the benefits of this emergency declaration.
As of June 15, 2020 NO LONGER CLASSIFIED AS essential loads are:
(3) food, paper products and other groceries
(4) immediate precursor raw materials -- such as paper, plastic or alcohol
(6) liquefied gases to be used in refrigeration or cooling systems;
(7) equipment, supplies and persons necessary to establish and manage temporary housing, quarantine, and isolation facilities related to COVID-19;
(8) persons designated by Federal, State or local authorities for medical, isolation, or quarantine purposes; and
(9) persons necessary to provide other medical or emergency services, the supply of which may be affected by the COVID-19 response.