With a list this long, 73 sectors, I’m struggling to think of many jobs that are (1) not possible to do remotely, and (2) not essential…
I skimmed the list and it appears hairstylists and barbers aren’t considered essential. I think those businesses should be closed because of the close contact required, but I wouldn’t call them “non-essential.”
Since I live in Ontario, that list is quite pertinent to me. I could not think of anything I felt I needed that would not be available thru the businesses that were allowed to remain open.
In New Jersey, all hair salons, barber shops, and nail salons have been closed since Monday, March 23.
I had an appointment to get my hair cut the day after all hair salons were closed in Illinois. There are a lot of things I can give up more easily than getting my hair cut.
New Zealand went to level 4 lockdown at midnight last night, after 48 hours of level 3.
What do those levels involve, @DarrenG?
Level1: Preparation. Border controls. No gatherings over 500 people.
Level2: Reduce. Border closed. Over 70s stay home. no non-essential travel.
Level3: Restrict. Public facilities like libraries closed. No mass gatherings. Schools only for children of essential services.
Level4: Eliminate. All schools shut. Non-essential workers to stay home. No travel
We started preparing jan 15. People coming from China were asked to self-isolate for 14 days.
feb 2 we banned foreign nationals who had come via China.
feb 6 we evacuated NZ citizens from Wuhan and put them in quarantine at a military base.
feb 26 was our first case who came from Iran. We banned travel from Iran that day.
march 14 all travellers from anywhere had to self-isolate for 14 days
march 18 our 12th reported case was a schoolboy. that school was closed.
March 19 We went to Level 1.
March 21 Level 2
March 23 we passed 100 cases, 2 of which could not be linked to overseas travel. Level 3.
March 25 level 4