Kansas: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential
Orders/Effective From: Reopening Phase 3/June 8, 2020

On March 30, 2020, the state authorities announced stay at home orders through May 3, 2020. The orders have deemed certain construction verticals to be essential, including those that repair roads, maintenance and residential construction, as well as building material distribution.

Though the orders were issued by the counties before the statewide orders, a new update has been made by Governor Laura Kelly on the reopening of Kansas. This new executive order was issued on May 18, 2020. Under this various phases of reopening were declared dated May 22, May 26, and Phase 3 is expected to be launched by June 8.

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

Governing Body:Office of Governor of Kansas

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. Using the knowledge and experience of serving as a commercial construction scheduling software, team ProjectPro has crafted a list of Frequently Asked Questions which can be of great help to construction firms. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

The order has provision for KEFF i.e. Kansas Essential Function Framework under which includes construction, maintenance, and cleaning.
As construction comes under the critical infrastructure, building material distribution falls into the category of essential.
It needs to be verified from the county authorities before assuming that state orders supersede county orders.

•Johnson County Read the order
•Leavenworth County Read the order
•Douglas County Read the order
•Sedgwick County Read the order
•Wyandotte County Read the county's release
•Miami County Read the order
Yes, tracking data related to contracts, expenses, estimated delivery, job schedules, etc. would demonstrate project progress and interruptions due to COVID-19 restrictions, and in turn, help reduce project losses. This is a straightforward task for construction firms who have a robust project management and accounting software in place.

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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.
Until now, the government of the state of Kansas has announced to promote the culture of care. However, the Department of Labor will grant unemployment insurance benefits to the unemployed workers in the state. These benefits will come along the other State and Federal lending programs like the CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program.

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