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Kansas: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential

With effect from March 30, 2020, the state authorities have announced stay at home orders on May 3, 2020. The orders have deemed construction to be essential under which repair of roads, maintenance, residential, as well as building material distribution.

However, orders were issued by the counties before the statewide orders.

Since Kansas on its way to reopening, the SPARK taskforce in the state of Kansas is working to take CARES Act benefits to the people as per the updates from June 8, 2020. Besides this, the state has formed Ad Astra plan to reopen Kansas and Government has requested the public to stick to its norms for faster recovery.

October 2020 Update: Moving towards reopening, the state of Kansas is actively looking forward towards infrastructure needs. This will be a great opportunity for construction firms and contractors to regain the cash flow which was somewhat lost during the time of stay at home orders.

Governing Body:Office of Governor of Kansas

FAQs: Kansas Construction Updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic

How construction industry was addressed in the orders?

The order has provision for KEFF i.e. Kansas Essential Function Framework under which includes construction, maintenance, and cleaning.

How building material distribution was addressed in the orders?

As construction comes under the critical infrastructure, building material distribution falls into the category of essential.

Does statewide orders are valid over the county orders?

It needs to be verified from the county authorities before assuming that state orders supersede county orders.

•Johnson County Read the order
•Leavenworth County
•Douglas County
•Sedgwick County Read the order
•Wyandotte County Read the county's release
•Miami County Read the order

Are there any specific Jobsite Rules/Protocols?

To ensure the safety at construction Jobsites, companies need to align with OSHA Jobsite regulations. Moreover, construction companies must adhere to the CDC guidelines for the safety of essential workers.

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