Louisiana: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential
Orders/Effective From: Phased Opening/May 14, 2020

Brought to effect on March 23, a statewide stay at home order has been issued until April 30, 2020. Under this, people who are working for essential services are permitted to leave their home for employment. However, construction activity related to health, safety, housing, COVID-19 relief are exempt.​

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. Being a service provider for microsoft dynamics 365 construction Software, we have created a list of Frequently Asked Questions that will help every small and big construction firm to navigate their business during COVID-19. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

Citing the CISA guidelines, the orders of the governor has listed essential infrastructure to be exempt.To know more, read the list of activities that fall under the essentials called by the authorities.
Hardware stores are considered to be an essential business. The critical workforce which has been cited on the guidelines of CISA includes, “workers who support the manufacture and distribution of forest products, including, but not limited to timber, paper, and other wood products.”
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.
The resource and activity data can be tracked using a robust construction accounting software which will keep a log of all the expenses and costs incurred. Furthermore, this data can be submitted to the governing officials to demonstrate project delays were due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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