Reentry Tier Definitions

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Tier ER – Immediate / Unrestricted Access (Color Code = Red) Immediate and unrestricted access will be granted to:

  • Parish / Municipal Fire and EMS

  • Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement, Homeland Security and Emergency Management

  • Military (including National Guard and Coast Guard)

  • All other Emergency Response Personnel providing support of CI / KR (based upon the discretion of local authorities)

Tier 1 – Response Support (Color Code = Blue)

  • Critical Infrastructure / Key Resources Rapid Response Teams and Subject Matter Experts including, but not limited to, municipal utilities, public works, public health, water, lighting, transportation and communications (at the discretion of local authorities, with preregistered and prequalified CI / KR contracted to support Tier ER as first priority)

    • Personnel on the staff of Hospitals with Emergency Departments

    • Security Personnel (preregistered / prequalified)

    • Official Damage Assessment Teams (FEMA, State, and Local)

    • Critical Infrastructure / Key Resources Damage Assessment Teams

    • Other designated personnel at the discretion of local authorities (i.e. First Aid, EMACs, Mutual Aid, CERT, etc.)

Tier 2 – Recovery Support (Color Code = Green)

  • Relief Workers

  • Healthcare personnel not included in Tier 1

  • Animal Rescue, Research & Care Organizations

  • Other CI /KR and business operators considered critical to recovery efforts (based upon the Discretion of Local authorities)

  • Other personnel approved at the discretion of the local authorities

Tier 3 – Rebuild / Repopulate (Color Code = Grey)

  • All other business operators and residents (as appropriate, subject to safety issues)