Illinois: The Official Stance for Construction
Construction Status: Essential
The state authorities announced an immediate stay at home order which came into effect on April 7 and was effective till April 30, 2020. However, the another update by the authorities has extended the same until May 30, 2020.
Though the orders have mandated all the citizens to stay at home, the construction has been deemed essential. However, amidst the crises, the Office of the Governor had already started with restore plan for Illinois effective from May 5, 2020.
On June 26, 2020, Governor Pritzker has announced another disaster proclamation containing advisory and guidelines to control the extraordinary sickness and loss of lives.
October 2020 Update: Governor Pritzker along with Illinois department of transportation has announced massive public construction opportunities for next six years. The first part of plan has a budget of around $45 billion while the annual plan is expected to be twice as big the capital plan of road improvements for state highways and county roads.
Governing Body: Government of State of Illinois
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FAQs: Illinois Construction Updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic
However, the updates announced on April 23, 2020, make it necessary for employers to provide face masks and practice social distancing at sites.