WHAT IS A CALIFORNIA ESSENTIAL BUSINESS?
On March 19, 2020, Executive Order N-33-20 directed all residents to stay home, except for those operations which are deemed critical for the well-being of California residents. During this second December 2020 lockdown, the essential business order is being followed in most counties of the state, including Orange County. Businesses that are considered nonessential by the government, such as hair salons, gyms, and outdoor restaurant seating, are to remain closed. This order also urges individuals to only perform their essential activities outside, such as grocery shopping, filling gas, and if they wish, perform outdoor exercise. The reason behind this mandate is the latest influx of new coronavirus cases, where regions where ICU capacity is dropping below 15% are enforcing the stay-at-home order. The State Public Health Officer has designated a list of the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers, so that the state can continue its functions, such as economic and national security.
ARE COURIER AND LOGISTICS SERVICES ESSENTIAL IN CALIFORNIA?
Delivery services are essential throughout the United States, and California government authorities are recognizing courier and logistics as such. According to the Essential Workforce list, “logistics operations for essential sectors, wholesale and retail sale, including warehousing … storing, packaging…” as well as “postal, parcel, courier, last-mile delivery, and shipping workers … [and] companies who accept, process, transport, and deliver information and goods” are crucial to California’s functioning.
HOW HAS ORANGE COUNTY’S PRIORITY ONE COURIER AND LOGISTICS ADAPTED TO THE TIMES?
At Priority One Courier and Logistics, we are enforcing local and federal agency guidelines and our drivers are practicing social distancing, frequent handwashing in between deliveries, and contactless delivery. Since 2007, we have become known in Irvine and Orange County for our excellent customer service. Even at 6-feet-apart and with contactless services, we will always promise the best and most personalized service for our customers and their shipments! Stay updated using our Real Time GPS Tracking, and in our Customer Portal, you can track your shipments, export reports, order entries, and more. Remember that we can ship anything from a small parcel to large pallets and freight – both within Irvine & Orange County as well as throughout California and beyond. Whether it’s an urgent business shipment or a personal same-day delivery, we’ve got you covered, and we are here to be of service.
We sincerely hope that everyone and their families are well and safe these days. Let’s keep California safe and beautiful; and remember that its wonderful individuals make our state shine!