Arkansas: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Unrestricted
Orders/Effective From: No Orders

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.

Governing Body: Government of Arkansas State

Questions about Construction during COVID-19?

Though COVID-19 has severely affected the United States, bringing a lot of restrictions and orders on continuing construction, the most significant information people seek is all about the status of construction in different states. In between the pandemic situation, ProjectPro as a construction project management software has developed a list of frequently asked questions that can assist construction firms in aligning things for smooth navigation and project management. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of 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.
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.
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.
Yes, tracking data related to contracts, expenses, estimated delivery, job schedules, etc. would demonstrate project progress and interruptions due to COVID-19 restrictions, and in turn, help reduce project losses. This is a straightforward task for construction firms who have a robust project management and accounting software in place.

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To keep up with the cash flow, construction firms could contact state and local authorities about the reforms available. Moreover, there are many reforms launched at the Federal level such as CARES Act which is likely to cover construction companies for any lossess due to delay. The contractors can also seek help from insurance companies, which require the complete account of all the documents and data related to project activities demonstrating that a halt is caused due to 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.
The data required to benefit from Force Majeure protections include all the financial information related to existing projects that demonstrate COVID-19 is the reason for delay/loss.This may require a professional Dynamics Accounting Software, a robust and fully-integrated financial system that tracks resources, payroll, taxes, contracts, etc.

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