Idaho: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential
Orders/Effective From: Stage 3 stay healthy orders/June 2020

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 indefinitely.

However, even according to the latest update construction-related housing and necessary infrastructure were considered essential. On the other hand, all the non-essential businesses were prohibited to operate in the entire state of Idaho.

The most recent updates have included guidelines related to stage 3 of stay healthy orders following the last orders from the Office of the Governor.

Governing Body: State of Idaho Government

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. With our construction scheduling software, we have served so many construction firms over the years. Using all the information and resources from the past and present updates on COVID-19, we have crafted a list of Frequently Asked Questions that can be of huge help for construction firms in taking the business forward. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

The statewide order has deemed any construction related to public infrastructure and housing to be essential.
As a matter of safety and concern, only the hardware stores are deemed essential.
Considering the need for safety at construction sites, the government of the state of Idaho is frequently releasing updates on workforce guidance. Moreover, a return to work and stay healthy guide was also released by the state to avoid the increase of COVID-19 cases in the state.
Though construction is deemed essential in the state, construction companies and contractors must ensure that the sites are completely safe for the workers. Moreover, there must be a proper procedure that can mitigate the chance of contact between workers. This should to be done by following all the essential safety rules and policies for construction site and workers' safety.
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 help the contractors and small construction companies in the state, the government has issued a list of Idaho’s approved SBA lenders under the Payment protection program. The document highlights all essential information that contractors should know about lenders, the loan limit, time of reimbursement, etc.
To keep construction open during COVID-19, there have been various releases and updates made by the government. These include construction site best practice guides as well as the rules for construction sites that contractors may voluntarily adopt to keep sites safe.
Managing all the resource and activity data related to construction projects can help the contractors and construction firms to gain the advantage of Force Majeure protections. The data related to project status, use of resources, billings, etc. can be of help to construction companies in demonstrating the delays of the project contract terms. However, this may require a robust accounting software for construction to keep all production and financial data, which can be submitted for consideration.

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