Like almost everything in the COVID-19 crisis, the construction landscape changes daily. Pillsbury has updated its analysis of the impacts to construction projects as a result of orders in the 50 states and Washington, DC.
Multiple states extended their existing orders regarding closure of essential businesses:
- Mississippi extended its Shelter-in-Place Order through April 27.
- Pennsylvania extended its Executive Order closing non-life-sustaining businesses through April 30). In addition, Governor Wolf stated that some limited construction would be permitted as of May 8 under strict guidelines.
- Indiana extended its Executive Order closing nonessential businesses through May 1.
- Kansas extended its Stay-at-Home Order through May 3.
- Missouri extended its Stay-at-Home Order through May 3.
- DC extended its stay at home order through May 15.
- Wisconsin extended its Safer-at-Home Order through May 26.
Other states issued roadmaps and frameworks with an eye toward reopening closed businesses:
- Vermont issued Addendum 10, announcing its phased approach to reopening Vermont’s economy. Phase I, effective April 20, authorizes construction to resume under strict guidance.
- California issued its Roadmap to Modify the Stay-at-Home Order.
- Oregon published a Framework for Reopening Oregon.
And a few states issued updated guidance:
- In New York, the Empire State Development Corporation updated its Guidance related to Essential vs. Nonessential Construction.
- Iowa issued a Public Health Proclamation requiring additional protective measures in certain regions.
On Friday, April 17, CISA updated its guidance, which we break down in “Commercial Construction during COVID-19: CISA Expands its Guidance.”
Pillsbury will continue to monitor developments as they impact the construction industry.