Iowa: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Unrestricted
Orders/Effective From: No Orders Issued

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.

Governing Body:Office of the Governor of Iowa

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. Here we have a list of Frequently Asked Questions which our expert from ProjectPro, construction project schedule software, has developed to help construction firms proceed business forward with extreme care. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

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.
Since there have been no orders of the state authorities, the hardware and building material can be deemed to be essential.
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.
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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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.
Since construction is deemed essential in the state of Iowa, there are no specific guidelines issued to avoid loss of cash flow. However, construction companies that may suffer a loss due to expenses on safety or delayed supply of material could simply work with the provisions of the CARES Act for reimbursements.
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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