Chattanooga Listing of Essential and Nonessential Services


(this is not an exhaustive list)

Essential Services

  • research and laboratory services
  • hospitals
  • walk-in-care health facilities
  • emergency veterinary and livestock services
  • elder care
  • medical wholesale and distribution
  • home health care workers or aides for the elderly
  • dental services
  • nursing homes or residential health care facilities
  • medical supplies and equipment manufacturers and providers
  • grocery stores, (including stores that sale non-grocery items like Family Dollar, Dollar General, Wal-Mart)
  • Auto repair shops
  • pharmacies
  • convenience stores
  • farmer’s markets
  • gas stations
  • restaurants/bars (but only for take-out/delivery)
  • hardware and building material stores
  • Retail To-Go: Stores that will exclusively deliver goods to customers curb-side. 
  • Cell phone and electronic store
  • trash and recycling collection, processing and disposal
  • mail and shipping services (FedEX, UPS)
  • laundry mats
  • home or building cleaning and maintenance
  • child care services
  • auto repair
  • warehouse/distribution and fulfillment
  • funeral homes, crematoriums and cemeteries
  • pest control
  • Property management company
  • skilled trades such as electricians, HVAC, and plumbers
  • commercial and residential construction
  • planning, engineering, design firms
  • Food banks
  • Homeless shelters
  • Banks
  • Newspaper/media
  • Uber
  • Lyft
  • MATA
  • Blood banks
  • Airports
  • food processing, manufacturing agents
  • chemical plants
  • medical equipment/instruments
  • pharmaceuticals
  • sanitary products
  • telecommunications
  • microelectronics/semi-conductor
  • agriculture/farms

Non-essential Services

  • Personal appearance businesses (like hair salons, eyelash salons, barber shop, tattoo shop, body piercing shop)
  • Retail with no exclusive delivery or curb-side pick-up
  • Entertainment and recreation facilities (bowling alleys, trampoline parks)
  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Craft Businesses
  • Gyms, including yoga, barre and spin facilities
  • Concert venues 
  • Theaters 
  • Movie theaters
  • Shopping malls
  • Golf courses
  • Sporting event venues
  • Skating rink
  • Dance Schools

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