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Arkansas: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Unrestricted

There have been no legal restriction or shutdown or stay at home orders in the state of Arkansas. However, in response to prevent infection, the authorities have advised all to follow the social distancing rules.

Construction is permitted in the state without any restrictions. All  non-essential businesses and public gatherings (more than 10 individuals) have been restricted.

October 2020 Update: Though there we no specific restrictions made to construction during the initial spread, the state of Arizona is still witnessing a slower progress with construction progress. This is why construction firms are advised to continue with the projects while keeping a check for policies and code under the plan review process.

Governing Body: Government of Arkansas State

FAQs: Arkansas Construction Updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic

How the government has addressed Construction?

The governor of Arkansas, Mr. Asa Hutchinson has deemed construction as an essential business.

However, some guidelines on safety have been released which includes social distancing rules and closing of non-essentials.

Are there any restrictions on building material & hardware stores?

There are no restrictions in regards to the building material, hardware stores, electrical, plumbing, heating, and HVAC, or other essential services that are vital for construction.

Are there any specific Jobsite Rules/Protocols?

There are no specific protocols, but practicing social distancing guidelines at the worksite is encouraged, as it can help keep the employees and and construction site safe from illness.

How Construction could be kept open amid COVID-19?

Even if construction is deemed to be an essential service, it is very important that construction firms understand and adhere to the correct protocols to open work sites. This could include the planning and practice of safety guidelines that would keep employees healthy.

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