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Iowa: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Unrestricted

With more than 7,100 cases in the state, Iowa has not issued any stay at home orders. Moreover, there have been no orders implemented to restrict the activities related to construction. Also, the non-essential business in the state will be reopened on April 30, 2020.

However, the Governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds has announced that everyone must follow social distancing practices for all the essential activities.

October 2020 Update: The state of Iowa is progressing with the roadwork repairs and bridge patching. However, the status of construction was unrestricted since the spread of COVID-19 in the state. But still, the construction sites are advised to stick with the site safety regulations and OSHA guidelines to avoid the spread at job site.

Governing Body:Office of the Governor of Iowa

FAQs: Iowa Construction Updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic

How orders have addressed construction industry?

There have been no strict orders or restrictions made to construction activities. This means the entire commercial, residential, and safety-related construction activities could be continued. But still, it would mandated to practice the social distancing rules at sites.

How orders have addressed the building material?

Since there have been no orders of the state authorities, the hardware and building material can be deemed to be essential.

Are there any updates released to define workplace guidelines for employers?

Though there are no specific guidelines released to define the workplace guidelines at construction site, construction companies and contractors need to adhere to social distancing guidelines issued by the authorities.

Are there any specific Jobsite Rules/Protocols?

No, there are no specific Jobsite rules and protocols. But still, construction companies must ensure that they have all the necessary safety gear and equipment available at the sites. Moreover, construction sites need to be sanitized properly to avoid any chances of the spread of illness.

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