Colorado: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential
Orders/Effective From: Stay at Home with Phased Reopening/May 25, 2020

The state of Colorado had enforced​ stay at home orders effective March 16, 2020 through April 26, 2020. This state-mandated stay at home orders were extended past April 26, 2020 for certain counties while others are currently following the safer at home orders.

The orders to stay at home were issued by the Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, following the decision of local authorities of Archuleta and La Plata Counties, Jefferson County, Pitkin County, and the cities of Denver and Boulder.

After making several amendments to the existing executive orders, Governor Jared Polis has released latest amendment and extension details with new executive order on May 25, 2020.

Governing Bodies: Corolado Official State Web Portal

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. Using the knowledge and experience of serving as a commercial construction scheduling software, team ProjectPro has crafted a list of Frequently Asked Questions which can be of great help to construction firms. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

The state orders have designated that construction is limited to in process housing for low-income people and maintenance construction only.
Hardware and building material supplies are deemed essential.
This can be confirmed with local authorities per county.

Denver(already extended the orders until May 8)
Archuleta and La Plata Counties
Jefferson County
Pitkin County
Due to the need for safety and precautions at the Jobsite, construction associations and the Government of Colorado have created a specific list of Jobsite rules and protocols to be followed at construction site. These guidelines include information on health screening as well as resuming construction at different sites.
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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The state of Colorado Government along with the Federal Government are presuming the conditions in context to construction and the liabilities. The likeliness on the loss of liquidity and liability claims by the project owners could qualify to make a claim for reimbursements in order to sustain the business. The reforms like SBA Paycheck Protection Program and various other resources on business guidance and loans will surely be of help to construction firms.
To keep construction open amid crisis will require construction firms and contractors to follow the public health orders and safety norms. These may include various terms and conditions which construction sites must adhere to for the safety of the employees.
The Force Majeure provisions require the contractors to demonstrate all project delays and added expenses incurred were due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Some of the essential resources and activity data required may include billings, payroll data, project performance, and achievement of the benchmarks made at the time of contract. However, this may require a robust project management accounting software that can deliver all essential data based on the timeline.

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