Idaho: The Official Stance for Construction
Construction Status: Essential
The state authorities of Idaho went for immediate action as the spread of COVID-19 hits the United States. A statewide stay at home order was released which was amended once on April 15. The last order was brought into effect on May 1, 2020, which will continue to be in effect until official notice is issued.
According to these updates construction-related housing and necessary infrastructure were considered essential. On the other hand, all the non-essential businesses were prohibited to open in the entire state of Idaho.
However, the inability of the state to recover from COVID-19 has made Governor Brad Little to stay in the process of rebound and stick to the stage 4 stay healthy guidelines on July 20, 2020. The information related to stay healthy order and rebound orders could be accessed here.
October 2020 Update: Despite the national decline, Construction in Idaho is highest ever adding 6.9 percent to the state’s GDP. With more than 54000 Idahoians working in construction industry, the availability of jobs is still very high in the state when it comes to construction.
Governing Body: State of Idaho Government