The following op-ed appeared on June 22, 2020 in the Washington Examiner
When America’s states and cities instituted stay-at-home orders to stop the spread of the coronavirus, certain industries were asked to stay open to meet the essential needs of the public.
The Department of Homeland Security, for example, wrote that businesses recognized as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure had “a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.”
These businesses and their employees rose to the challenge. They continued providing the public with access to food, water, medication, fuel, and other essential goods and services, despite some of the most challenging working conditions in the nation’s history.