There’s a growing number of states issuing stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. In some states, businesses that don’t fall within the “essential business” category can apply for the designation. Here’s a list of those states and links to their specific application procedures. We will continue to update the list as more states issue new procedures.
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Denton County, Texas
For Essential vs. Non-Essential business questions please email [email protected]
Link to essential business question form.
Link to critical business self-certification.
Please submit a request in writing via electronic mail to [email protected] for consideration. You will receive a decision within one week of your submission.
Businesses and employees with questions can call the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-252-2923 or email [email protected].
Essential Business designation request:
Questions may also be directed to [email protected].
Survey opened for companies to compile essential business information to be reviewed by the Governor.
Essential Business Waiver Request:
Businesses should read the directive that covers essential businesses first at:
If businesses do not fall into any of the categories listed and believe they are essential, or are unsure if they fall into the categories listed, they can contact: 1-800-755-6672 or [email protected]
Businesses that believe they are providing essential services not on the list can request designation as an essential business via email to [email protected], including a brief justification and contact information.
Businesses can submit a request to be deemed an “essential business” to the State Director of Emergency Management (i.e. the Superintendent of State Police). Currently, there is no form or link available.
If you are unsure if your business is essential, send an email to [email protected]
If you have questions or need additional assistance, please contact North Dakota Department of Commerce at [email protected] or 701-328-5300.
To submit a dispute, fill out the Dispute Resolution Form:
Submit the Dispute Resolution Form to: [email protected].
Essential Business Inquiry Form
Department of Business Regulation – Critical Business question form
Request for Continuation of Business Operations Form: