Mayor Cantrell has issued a “Stay at Home Mandate”. That mandate excludes personnel performing ‘essential services’.
The Proclamation (See link above) provides clarification:

This general prohibition does not apply to essential service providers, including but not limited to the following:

  • Healthcare operations;
  • Any establishments engaged in the retail sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supplies, fresh meats, fish, and poultry,
  • and any other household consumer products (such as cleaning and personal care products), including stores that sell groceries and other nongrocery
  • products, such as products necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences;
  • Food cultivation, including farming, livestock, and fishing;
  • Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy
  • individuals;
  • Businesses necessary for required construction and/or infrastructure projects; ports and maritime, railroads, solid waste collection and removal,utilities, on- and offshore energy production, energy transmission, refineries and chemical plants, pipeline, and telecommunications systems;
  • (For additional exclusions see the attached Proclamation)
At this time there has been no announcement of any roadblocks, checkpoints, etc.
Maritime workers are encouraged to carry their TWIC or other identifying credentials attesting to their occupation.
All personnel are reminded to practice all COVID-19 preventative measures, including ’social distancing’ at all times.