This memo serves to provide guidance to governors on how they can best support and protect the energy industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights three areas governors should consider to ensure energy continuity and shares the energy industry response to COVID-19. NGA has been in conversation with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the energy industry to collect much of this information.
- (1) Ensure critical energy infrastructure employees can be identified and credentialed in the event of a shelter in place order
- (2) Critical infrastructure workers may need priority access to vaccine distribution, testing, PPE, and cleaning supplies
- (3) Waivers for fuel carrier standards and CDL’s may be needed to move critical utility supplies