Electrical services have been deemed essential by the US Dept. of Homeland Security



Dear Valued Clients:


I hope that you, your family, friends and staff are remaining optimistic in this time of such uncertainty. I know your email is being flooded with COVID-19 updates; therefore, I will be short.


The electrical industry, is an essential service, it is responsible for maintaining, ensuring, or restoring the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power. We cannot afford to have our medical facilities, schools, restaurants, groceries stores or homes uninhabitable due to electrical related issues, particularly as we tell citizens to stay home.


The federal government currently does not have a nationwide shelter in place mandate. However, should the President order a nationwide restriction, electrical services have been deemed essential by the United States Department of Homeland Security in their Memorandum (https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/CISA-Guidance-on-Essential-Critical-Infrastructure-Workers-1-20-508c.pdf) released earlier this week. This means that our industry will likely be deemed essential in any federal order.

· Language states: Workers such as plumbers, electriciansexterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences.

I know that this is uncharted territory for us and that our lives are constantly changing as more information becomes available about COVID-19. As the hours and days progress, our concerns will fluctuate, but please consider the importance of the health risks involved in electrical issues. This is a huge adjustment for us all, but your continued health and safety, even after the COVID-19 pandemic, is our top priority.

If you have any questions about your property or service or if you would like to discuss any personal concerns pertaining to your electrical situation, please feel free to contact me directly via email, text or phone at the information below.


Paul Eastman


HomeLight Boston

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