California Executive Order: Critical Infrastructure Sectors

COVID-19 Legal Updates California Executive Order: Critical Infrastructure Sectors Juan Zúñiga · March 20, 2020

On March 19, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 (the “Order”) to mitigate spread of COVID-19. The Governor orders all individuals in the State of California to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations in 16 “critical infrastructure sectors” identified by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

The following is a list of the 16 “critical infrastructure sectors”:

  • Chemical Sector
  • Commercial Facilities Sector
  • Communications Sector
  • Critical Manufacturing Sector
  • Dams Sector
  • Defense Industrial Base Sector
  • Emergency Services Sector
  • Energy Sector
  • Financial Services Sector
  • Food and Agriculture Sector
  • Government Facilities Sector
  • Healthcare and Public Health Sector
  • Information Technology Sector
  • Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector
  • Transportation Systems Sector
  • Water and Wastewater Systems Sector

CISA has published an extensive list of activities under each sector mentioned above which can be found on the following link:


The Order states that Governor Newsom may designate additional sectors as critical in order to protect the health and well-being of Californians.

Juan E. Zúñiga is an international transactions attorney who has worked on cross-border deals throughout the United States, Latin America and in over 60 other countries. His practice is focused on buying and selling real estate, resort and hospitality transactions, mergers & acquisitions, overseas distribution agreements, international joint ventures, foreign trade and commerce, workouts of distressed assets, lending and investment issues. He has been particularly sought out for his handling of cross-border transactions, especially in Latin America. In this work, he represents American clients in their investments in overseas properties and in establishing subsidiary operations internationally. Additionally, he represents foreign clients in their investments in the United States. Read more about Juan here.

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