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  • Writer's pictureEvelina.Petrov

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

(5) fuel;

(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.

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