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March 26, 2020 10:38am

Guidance for employees of essential and life-sustaining businesses

Following recent executive orders in Kentucky and Indiana in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses NOT considered essential or life-sustaining have been ordered to close in-person traffic. The details of these orders vary between Kentucky and Indiana, and GLI has produced resources offering guidance to employers in both states.

In both states, employees of essential or life-sustaining businesses are NOT required to posses or provide documentation stating they work for an essential or life-sustaining business. Law enforcement or other authorities are not requesting this information from individuals. There is no need to request documentation from your employer in Kentucky or Indiana for this purpose.

In a press statement, Indiana officials provided clarity on this issue here and here. Kentucky provided  guidance here.