Indiana: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential
Orders/Effective From: Executive Orders on Phased Reopening/May 21, 2020 (Phased Opening)

Since March 24, 2020, a statewide stay at home orders have been 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.

However, following the agenda of phased opening, Indiana has also started to move towards reopening with the executive orders of the Governor issued on May 21, 2020.

Governing Body: Governor of State of Indiana

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. In between the pandemic situation, ProjectPro as a construction project management software has developed a list of frequently asked questions that can assist construction firms in aligning things for smooth navigation and project management. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

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.
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.
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.
Yes, data related to contracts, expenses, estimated delivery, job schedules, etc. would track project progress and interruption in order to reduce project losses due to COVID-19 restrictions. 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 construction companies with the necessary aid and assistance on retaining and recovering Cash Flow, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. has announced cash flow assistance with advance funding programs. Moreover, construction companies could take advantage of tax-saving opportunities under the CARES Act. Also, the contractors can even check for their eligibility for the Paycheck Protection Program to have additional benefits.
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.
In order to benefit from Force Majeure protections, activity data regarding resources, financials and project status should be tracked using a robust construction accounting software and submitted to the governing officials to demonstrate project delays and incurred expenses were due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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