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Indiana: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential

Since March 24, 2020, a statewide stay at home orders was implemented. However, any type of construction work will be deemed essential.

The orders were first updated and extended from April 7, 2020, to April 20, 2020, and further to May 1, 2020. But still, Governor Holcomb has clearly defined that the orders could be extended.

On July 3, 2020, Governor Holcomb also announced Back on Track Indiana stage 4.5 under which all the public were addressed on lifting on any stringent requirements except for the Elkhart County.

October 2020 Update: Like various other states, Indianapolis Department of Transportation is quickly working to develop the highway infrastructure. Besides this, Department of Public Works is aiming to work on the project of expanding the bike lane. All in all, the state of Indiana is looking forward towards economic stability and slowly progressing towards an unrestricted environment following the reopening guidelines.

Governing Body: Governor of State of Indiana

FAQs: Indiana Construction Updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic

How construction is addressed in the order?

The release of orders on essential business has been done in accordance with CISA Memorandum which says workers who are working to combat Nation’s housing supply needs should be exempted.

Apart from this, any construction project that associates with public health, safety, hospitals, public emergency, and essential residential and commercial construction should be free from prohibition.

How building materials were addressed in the order?

The hardware stores who supply plumbing, heating, and electrical material should be deemed essential. Moreover, employees in the manufacturing and distribution of forest products industries are exempt.

Are there any specific Jobsite Rules/Protocols?

Yes, there are defined Jobsite rules and protocols which construction companies need to follow. These Jobsite rules and protocols are designed to help the employers and employees by informing about the necessary precaution and safety tips at construction site.

How Construction could be kept open amid COVID-19?

To keep construction sites open during COVID-19, construction companies could simply follow the AGC Safety Kit. Apart from this, the worksite guidelines issued by OSHA should also be followed for ensuring the safety of the workers and keeping the sites prepared against illness.

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