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Maryland: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential

The Maryland state authority has issued the stay at home orders effective from March 30 until the state of emergency is called off. However, the construction has been deemed as an essential business. But still, there are certain projects which had been stalled while others continue.

On June 30, 2020, Governor Hogan has announced the extension to the executive order to control the spread of the COVID-19 cases in the state.

October 2020 Update: After the significant drop of cases measured until September 24, 2020, the state of Maryland has started to give more ease to the business operations in the state. In a recent update, Governor Hogan has even announced resuming of indoor care from facilities that have not recorded any case in past 14 days. The construction in Maryland is also likely to flourish with Government aiming back to Public Works Roads and Utilities.

Governing Body:The Office Of Governor Larry Hogan

FAQs: Maryland Construction Updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic

How construction is addressed in the orders?

The commercial and residential construction is permitted and exempt from the business suspension orders of the authorities.

How building material suppliers are addressed in the orders?

The business which deals with building material and supplies are exempt. This includes the business which supplies material for big-box homes, plumbing, electrical material, and HVAC distributors.

Are there any updates released to define workplace guidelines for employers?

Considering the need for safety at construction sites, the Maryland Department of Health following the guidelines of OSHA and CDC have developed their own set of workplace guidelines which contractors must follow.

Are there any specific Jobsite Rules/Protocols?

Yes, the government of the state of Maryland has issued certain Jobsite rules and protocols which construction sites need must adhere to. These include various provisions for keeping the site safe, clean, and secure from the exposure of COVID-19.

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