Coronavirus - Essential Businesses by NAICS Code

Coronavirus - Essential Businesses by NAICS Code

Covid-19 Coronavirus continues to impact the United States and beyond. Nearly all U.S. States have implemented a form of Stay-At-Home orders and have deemed specific industries as Essential or Non-Essential. is continuing to provide expanded details on these industries through direct linkages to their respective NAICS Code pages.

Pennsylvania Essential Businesses

On March 19th at 8:00 PM, Governor Tom Wolf issued an order to close all non-life sustaining businesses. The complete list is provided in the table below with hyperlinks to the respective NAICS Code Detail Pages for further information on each Industry Group. This information applies to Pennsylvania and each state has their own respective orders. The following table is for research purposes only.

Updated: May 8, 2020 5:30 PM

Industry Group
May Continue Physical Operations Notes
Crop ProductionOilseed and Grain Farming1111Yes
Vegetable and Melon Farming1112Yes
Fruit and Tree Nut Farming1113Yes
Greenhouse, Nursery, and Floriculture Production1114Yes
Other Crop Farming1119Yes
Animal ProductionCattle Ranching and Farming1121Yes
Hog and Pig Farming1122Yes
Poultry and Egg Production1123Yes
Sheep and Goat Farming1124Yes
Other Animal Production1129Yes
Forestry and LoggingTimber Tract Operations1131Yes
Forest Nurseries and Gathering of Forest Products1132Yes
Fishing, Hunting, and TrappingFishing1141Yes
Hunting and Trapping1142Yes
Support Activities for Agriculture & ForestrySupport Activities for Crop Production1151Yes
Support Activities for Animal Production1152Yes
Support Activities for Forestry1153Yes
Industry Group
May Continue Physical OperationsNotes
Oil and Gas Extraction2111Yes
MiningCoal Mining2121Yes
Metal Ore Mining2122Yes
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying2123Yes
Support Activities for Mining2131Yes
UtilitiesElectric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution2211Yes
Natural Gas Distribution2212Yes
Water, Sewage, and Other Systems2213Yes
Construction of BuildingsResidential Building Construction2361NoEmergency repairs permitted. Beginning May 1, 2020, construction permitted as authorized by the Governor’s and Secretary of Health’s April 20, 2020 amendments to their business closure orders and in strict compliance with the Administration’s guidance.
Nonresidential Building Construction2362No
Heavy and Civil Engineering ConstructionUtility System Construction2371No
Land Subdivision2372No
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction2373No
Specialty Trade ContractorsFoundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors2381No
Building Equipment Contractors2382No
Building Finishing Contractors2383No
Other Specialty Trade Contractors2389No
Industry Group
May Continue Physical OperationsNotes
Food ManufacturingAnimal Food Manufacturing3111Yes
Grain and Oilseed Milling3112Yes
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing3113Yes
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing3114Yes
Dairy Product Manufacturing3115Yes
Animal Slaughtering and Processing3116Yes
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging3117Yes
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing3118Yes
Other Food Manufacturing3119Yes
Beverage and Tobacco Product ManufacturingBeverage Manufacturing3121Yes
Tobacco Manufacturing3122No
Textile MillsFiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills3131No
Fabric Mills3132No
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills3133No
Apparel ManufacturingApparel Knitting Mills3151No
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing3152No
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing3159No
Leather and Allied Product ManufacturingLeather and Hide Tanning and Finishing3161No
Footwear Manufacturing3162No
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing3169No
Wood Product ManufacturingSawmills and Wood Preservation3211Yes
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing3212Yes
Other Wood Product Manufacturing3219Yes
Paper ManufacturingPulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills3221Yes
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing3222Yes
Printing & Related Support Activities3231Yes
Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing3241Yes
Chemical ManufacturingBasic Chemical Manufacturing3251Yes
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing3252Yes
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing3253Yes
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing3254Yes
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing3255NoExcept as authorized under CISA advisory Version 1.1 permitted
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing3256Yes
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing3259Yes
Plastics & Rubber Products ManufacturingPlastics Product Manufacturing3261Yes
Rubber Product Manufacturing3262Yes
Nonmetallic Mineral Product ManufacturingClay Product and Refractory Manufacturing3271No
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing3272Yes
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing3273Yes
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing3274Yes
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing3279No
Industry Group
May Continue Physical OperationsNotes
Primary Metal ManufacturingIron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing3311Yes
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel3312Yes
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing3313Yes
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing3314No
Fabricated Metal Product ManufacturingForging and Stamping3321No
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing3322No
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing3323No
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing3324No
Hardware Manufacturing3325No
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing3326No
Machine Shops, Turned Product, and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing3327No
Coating, Engraving, Heat Turning, and Allied Activities3328No
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing3329No
Machine ManufacturingAgriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing3331Yes
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing3332No
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing3333Yes
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing3334Yes
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing3335No
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing3336Yes
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing3339No
Computer & Electronic Product ManufacturingComputer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing3341No
Communications Equipment Manufacturing3342No
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing3343No
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing3344Yes
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing3345Yes
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media3346No
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, & Component ManufacturingElectric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing3351No
Household Appliance Manufacturing3352No
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing3353No
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing3359No
Transportation Equipment ManufacturingMotor Vehicle Manufacturing3361No
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing3362No
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing3363No
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing3364NoExcept defense industrial base and transportation manufacturing under CISA advisory Version 1.1 is permitted
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing3365No
Ship and Boat Building3366No
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing3369No
Furniture & Related Product ManufacturingHousehold and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing3371No
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing3372No
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing3379No
Miscellaneous ManufacturingMedical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing3391Yes
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing3399NoExcept defense industrial base and transportation manufacturing under CISA advisory Version 1.1 is permitted
Industry Group
May Continue Physical OperationsNotes
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable GoodsMotor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant4231Yes
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers4232No
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers4233Yes
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers4234Yes
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers4235Yes
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers4236Yes
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers4237Yes
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers4238Yes
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers4239Yes
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable GoodsPaper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers4241Yes
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers4242Yes
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers4243No
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers4244Yes
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers4245Yes
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers4246Yes
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers4247Yes
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers4248Yes
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers4249No
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers4251No
Motor Vehicle & Parts DealersAutomobile Dealers4411NoExcept as authorized by the Governor’s and Secretary of Health’s April 20, 2020 amendments to their business closure orders and in strict compliance with the Administration’s guidance.
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers4412No
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores4413Yes
Furniture & Home Furnishings StoresFurniture Stores4421No
Home Furnishings Stores4422No
Electronics and Appliance Stores4431No
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies DealersBuilding Material and Supplies Dealers4441Yes
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores4442NoExcept establishments primarily engaged in retailing farm supplies, such as animal (except pet) feed, permitted.
Food & Beverage StoresGrocery Stores4451Yes
Specialty Food Stores4452Yes
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores4453Yes
Health and Personal Care Stores4461NoExcept pharmacies and drug stores and businesses within the "all other health and personal care stores" category, permitted
Gasoline Stations4471Yes
Clothing and Clothing Accessories StoresClothing Stores4481NoExcept uniforms and accessories/supplies for public safety and health care professionals, permitted.
Shoe Stores4482No
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores4483No
Industry Group
May Continue Physical OperationsNotes
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, & Music StoresSporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores4511NoExcept that firearms dealers may operate physical businesses on a limited basis to complete only the portions of a sale/transfer that must be conducted in-person under the law, subject to the following restrictions: 1) all such sale/transfers will be conducted by individual appointment during limited hours only so as to minimize social interactions and congregating of persons; 2) the dealer will comply with social distancing, sanitization of applicable area between appointments, and other mitigation measures to protect its employees and the public.
Book Stores and News Dealers4512No
General Merchandise StoresDepartment Stores4522No
Other General Merchandise Stores4523Yes
Miscellaneous Store RetailersFlorists4531No
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores4532No
Used Merchandise Stores4533No
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers4539NoExcept pet supplies stores permitted.
Nonstore RetailersElectronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses4541Yes
Vending Machine Operators4542NoExcept those serving health care or emergency management facilities permitted.
Direct Selling Establishments4543NoExcept fuel sellers and bottled water sellers permitted.
Air TransportationScheduled Air Transportation4811Yes
Nonscheduled Air Transportation4812Yes
Rail Transportation4821Yes
Water TransportationDeep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation4831Yes
Inland Water Transportation4832Yes
Truck TransportationGeneral Freight Trucking4841Yes
Specialized Freight Trucking4842Yes
Transit & Ground Passenger TransportationUrban Transit Systems4851Yes
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation4852Yes
Taxi and Limousine Service4853Yes
School and Employee Bus Transportation4854Yes
Charter Bus Industry4855No
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation4859Yes
Pipeline TransportationPipeline Transportation of Crude Oil4861Yes
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas4862Yes
Other Pipeline Transportation4869Yes
Scenic & Sightseeing TransportationScenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land4871No
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water4872No
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other4879No
Support Activities for TransportationSupport Activities for Air Transportation4881Yes
Support Activities for Rail Transportation4882Yes
Support Activities for Water Transportation4883Yes
Support Activities for Road Transportation4884Yes
Freight Transportation Arrangement4885Yes
Other Support Activities for Transportation4889Yes
Postal Service4911Yes
Couriers & MessengersCouriers4922Yes
Local Messengers and Local Delivery4923Yes
Warehousing and Storage4931Yes
Industry Group
May Continue Physical OperationsNotes
Publishing Industries (except Internet)Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers5111Yes
Software Publishers5112No
Motion Pictures & Sound Recording IndustriesMotion Picture and Video Industries5121No
Sound Recording Industries5122No
Broadcasting (except Internet)Radio and Television Broadcasting5151Yes
Cable and Other Subscription Programming5152Yes
TelecommunicationsWired and Wireless Telecommunications Carriers5173Yes
Satellite Telecommunications5174Yes
Other Telecommunications5179Yes
Telecommunications Resellers517911YesExcept retailers selling devices at physical locations not permitted.
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services5182Yes
Other Information Services5191Yes
Monetary Authorities5211Yes
Credit Intermediation & Related ActivitiesDepository Credit Intermediation5221YesThis category includes consumer banks and credit unions using drive-through, ATM, and limited lobby services.
Nondepository Credit Intermediation5222Yes
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation5223Yes
Securities, Commodity Contracts, & Other Financial Investments & Related ActivitiesSecurities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage5231NoExcept for financial services under CISA advisory Version 1.1 is permitted
Securities and Commodity Exchanges5232NoExcept for financial services under CISA advisory Version 1.1 is permitted
Other Financial Investment Activities5239NoExcept for financial services under CISA advisory Version 1.1 is permitted
Insurance Carriers & Related ActivitiesInsurance Carriers5241Yes
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities5242YesExcept in-person sales/brokerage, prohibited.
Funds, Trusts, & Other Financial ActivitiesInsurance and Employee Benefit Funds5251Yes
Other Investment Pools and Funds5259No
Real EstateLessors of Real Estate5311NoRefer to Pennsylvania Department of State Limited Guidance for Real Estate Professionals, Appraisers, Notaries, Title Companies, and Home Inspectors.
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers5312No
Activities Related to Real Estate5313No
Rental and Leasing ServicesAutomotive Equipment Rental and Leasing5321Yes
Consumer Goods Rental5322Yes
General Rental Centers5323Yes
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing5324Yes
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)5331No
Legal Services5411NoExcept that, although law offices remain generally closed and lawyers and staff should continue to perform all work remotely to the extent possible, lawyers and staff may access
physical offices on a limited basis as necessary to render legal services that cannot practically be completed through the use of advanced communication technology, and
which are being rendered to comply with a court directive or deadline, or to meet client needs that are critical to the client’s health or safety, including, but not limited to, matters of
healthcare, incompetence, incapacitation, end-of-life decision making, government benefits necessary to sustain life and access healthcare and income, or legal functions
necessary for the operation of government at all levels. Any in-person activity shall be subject to the Orders of Secretary of Health providing for building safety measures (issued
April 5, 2020) and business safety measures (issued April 15, 2020), including any amendments, and related Department of Health guidance.
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services5412Yes
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services5413NoFor home inspectors refer to Pennsylvania Department of State Limited Guidance for Real Estate Professionals, Appraisers, Notaries, Title Companies, and Home Inspectors.
Specialized Design Services5414No
Computer Systems Design and Related Services5415No
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services5416NoEnvironmental consulting services supporting compliance activity permitted.
Scientific Research and Development Services5417Yes
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services5418No
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services5419NoExcept veterinary services and translation/interpreter services, permitted. For veterinary services, refer to the Departments of Agriculture, State, and Health joint Guidance on Veterinary Practices Amid COVID-19 Pandemic.
Management of Companies & Enterprises5511No
Administrative & Support ServicesOffice Administrative Services5611No
Facilities Support Services5612Yes
Employment Services5613No
Business Support Services5614No
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services5615No
Investigation and Security Services5616Yes
Services to Buildings and Dwellings5617YesThis category includes janitorial, pest control, and landscaping services.
Other Support Services5619No
Waste Management & Remediation ServicesWaste Collection5621Yes
Waste Treatment and Disposal5622Yes
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services5629Yes
Industry Group
May Continue Physical OperationsNotes
Elementary & Secondary Schools6111NoRefer to Pennsylvania Department of Education guidance at
Junior Colleges6112NoRefer to Pennsylvania Department of Education guidance at
Colleges, Universities, & Professional Schools6113NoRefer to Pennsylvania Department of Education guidance at
Business Schools & Computer & Management Training6114NoRefer to Pennsylvania Department of Education guidance at
Technical & Trade Schools6115NoExcept Apprenticeship programs that are approved by and registered with the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Council pursuant to the Apprenticeship and Training Act, 43 P.S. section 90.1 et seq. For
other categories, refer to Pennsylvania Department of Education guidance at
Other School & Instruction6116NoRefer to Pennsylvania Department of Education guidance at
Education Support Services6117NoRefer to Pennsylvania Department of Education guidance at
Ambulatory Health Care ServicesOffices of Physicians6211YesExcept elective procedures, prohibited.
Offices of Dentists6212YesRefer to Pennsylvania Department of Health Revised Guidance on COVID-19 for Dental Health Care Personnel in Pennsylvania
Offices of Other Health Practitioners6213YesExcept elective procedures, prohibited.
Outpatient Care Facilities6214YesExcept for elective procedures in ASFs, refer to Pennsylvania Department of Health Revised Guidance on Ambulatory Surgical Facilities’ (ASFs’) Responses to COVID-19
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories6215YesExcept elective procedures, prohibited.
Home Health Care Services6216YesExcept elective procedures, prohibited.
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services6219YesExcept elective procedures, prohibited.
HospitalsGeneral Medical and Surgical Hospitals6221YesFor elective procedures in hospitals, refer to Pennsylvania Department of Health Revised Guidance on Hospitals’ Responses to COVID-19.
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals6222Yes
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals6223Yes
Nursing & Residential Care FacilitiesNursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)6231Yes
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities6232Yes
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly6233Yes
Other Residential Care Facilities6239Yes
Social AssistanceIndividual and Family Services6241Yes
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services6242Yes
Vocational Rehabilitation Services6243Yes
Child Day Care Services6244NoRefer to Stay at Home Guidance
Industry Group
May Continue Physical OperationsNotes
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, & Related IndustriesPerforming Arts Companies7111No
Spectator Sports7112No
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events7113No
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures7114No
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers7115No
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions7121No
Amusement, Gambling, & Recreation IndustriesAmusement Parks and Arcades7131No
Gambling Industries7132No
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries7139NoBeginning May 1, 2020, golf courses and marinas permitted for limited operations.
AccommodationTraveler Accommodation7211YesThis category includes hotels and motels, however short term residential rentals are prohibited.
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps7212YesResidential only permitted until May 1, 2020.
Rooming and Boarding Houses7213Yes
Food Services and Drinking PlacesSpecial Food Services7223No
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)7224NoExcept takeout and delivery,  permitted.
Restaurants and Other Eating Places7225YesExcept takeout and delivery,  permitted.
Full-Service Restaurants722511YesExcept takeout and delivery,  permitted.
Limited-Service Restaurants722513YesExcept takeout and delivery,  permitted.
Industry Group
May Continue Physical OperationsNotes
Repair & MaintenanceAutomotive Repair and Maintenance8111Yes
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance8112Yes
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance8113Yes
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance8114YesIncluding motorcycle and bicycle repair (but sales not permitted).
Personal & Laundry ServicesPersonal Care Services8121NoThis category includes barbershops, nail salons, beauty salons, gyms (including yoga, barre and spin facilities).
Death Care Services8122Yes
Drycleaning and Laundry Services8123Yes
Other Personal Services8129No
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, & Similar OrganizationsReligious Organizations8131Yes
Grantmaking and Giving Services8132Yes
Social Advocacy Organizations8133Yes
Civic and Social Organizations8134No
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations8139No
Private Households8141Yes
Industry Group
May Continue Physical OperationsNotes
Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support9211Yes
Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities9221Yes
Administration of Human Resource Programs9231Yes
Administration of Environmental Quality Programs9241Yes
Administration of Housing Programs, Urban Planning, and Community Development9251Yes
Administration of Economic Programs9261Yes
Space Research & Technology9271Yes
National Security & International Affairs9281Yes

Essential Businesses by State

The NAICS Codes were provided above for the industries deemed Essential according to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Please see the following links for the specific designations for those states that have enacted similar orders:

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