Massachusetts: The Official Stance for Construction
Construction Status: Restricted
Orders/Effective From: Statewide Emergency with Phased Opening/May 18, 2020
With the rising of confirmed cases to 55000 in the state, the authorities have declared statewide emergency orders until May 4, 2020. Though construction was deemed as essential, the cities of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville have suspended construction completely for a temporary amount of time.
However, on May 18, Governor Baker has announced phased opening under which business and workplace need to comply with safety rules and protocols. Following the phase 1 orders, a recent order has been made which has guidelines and information on Phase 2 of the reopening with many restrictions lifted.
Governing Body: Office of Governor Charlie Baker
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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. ProjectPro is accounting software for subcontractors that has used its vast industry experience to develop a list of Frequently Asked Questions that can help contractors in dealing with COVID-19. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.
FAQs: Status of Construction
With the emergency orders in the state, construction work, or the workforce that is considered essential are given an exemption. But still, most of the restrictions have been issued from the Boston region under which essential road construction, utility buildings, public health facilities, shelters, transportation, and other necessary residential work is permitted.
Moreover, anything which is related to emergency services like roads, hospitals, gas or water leaks, and maintenance is kept into essential category.
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