Update: Essential Workers in the U.S. & India Lockdown

April 1, 2020

For those who may have questions about ‘Essential Workers’, please review your state and local advisories for the most relevant information, for your situation. The United States Department of Homeland Security has provided guidelines and lists as support for state and local governments.

“Functioning critical infrastructure is imperative during the response to the COVID- 19 emergency for both public health and safety as well as community well-being. Certain critical infrastructure industries have a special responsibility in these times to continue operations.”

Categories include:

  • Health care and public health workers
  • Law enforcement, public safety, and first responders
  • Food and agriculture workers
  • Energy employees
  • Water and wastewater
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Public works
  • Communications and information technology
  • Other community-based government operations and essential functions
  • Critical manufacturing
  • Hazardous materials
  • Financial services
  • Chemical workers
  • Defense industrial base

Learn more about essential infrastructure.

India Lockdown

In an effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19, India has locked down the entire country, effective March 25 through April 14, at least. The impact on the transportation industry includes:

  • All domestic flights have been suspended
  • All factories, markets, shops, and places of worship are now closed
  • Cargo aircraft (freighters) and freight trains are allowed to operate
  • All cargo terminals (air and ocean) are working with a reduced capacity due to manpower restrictions
  • Most public transport suspended
  • India has asked its citizens to stay home and practice social distancing

Assisting Healthcare Workers & Industry

Masterpiece International is honored to have coordinated charter flights for a medical supply customer to help facilitate with the flow of goods to the healthcare system. The charter flights were met by Masterpiece’s Security Group for offloading. The medical supplies were cleared through Customs and FDA, loaded into trailers, and sealed for expedited delivery.

Great Work to the entire Masterpiece team who made this possible!

Masterpiece International is committed to assisting its clients through any supply chain and logistics irregularities at this time.

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