Kentucky: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential
Orders/Effective From: Healthy at Home with Phased Reopening/May, 2020

A statewide healthy at home order was brought into effect on March 26, 2020. The authorities have announced that these orders will likely stay in effect until any updates or notices regarding the suspension are issued.

Moreover, any construction activity will remain suspended which does not comply with CISA guidelines regarding residential, commercial, and government buildings.

As per the recent updates by the Governor, Kentucky is slowly moving towards opening with lifting of travel restrictions, ban on gatherings, and other laws that have prohibited non-essential activities or movement.​

Governing Body:Office of Governor of Kentucky

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. During these crises, when there is an immediate need for resource planning, our team has put their experience as an ERP accounting software team to develop a list of Frequently Asked Questions that can help construction firms during COVID-19. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

The orders represent a clear exempt on the critical infrastructure which only restricts construction for the industrial sector. However, all the working construction that is related to federal critical infrastructure could be continued.
With so many restrictions released to the non-essential businesses, building material stores have been listed to be a part of essential services.
The contractors need to follow the COVID-19 Prevention, Preparedness, and Response plan to keep the workers healthy at the site. Apart from this, the OSHA guidelines for preparing worksite could be followed at the site to mitigate the chance of illness.
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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No updates have been released about any specific Jobsite protocols. However, construction firms depending on the size of the unit, are still advised to opt for safety measures and precautions such as screening workers, sanitizing sites, 6-foot rule, etc.
Since construction is deemed essential, construction companies that may suffer a loss of liquidity due to delayed supply could take benefit of State and Federal lending programs such as CARES Act.
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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