Minnesota: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential
Orders/Effective Until: Stay at Home with Lifted Restrictions/May 11, 2020 (Phased Opening Started April 27)

The stay at home order came into effect from April 8, 2020, until May 3, 2020, to shut down all the non-essential business in the state. However, the provision categorizes construction employees who work for HVAC services, plumbing, and sanitation, as essential.

Governing Body: Office of Governor Tim Walz

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 times of emergency, being a solution provider on schedule software for construction, ProjectPro brings you the list of frequently asked questions that can help sustain and navigate construction business amid crises. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

The critical trade and construction have been exempted under the orders of the Governor. Under critical trade, workers who are providing services related to plumbing, sanitation, heating, and other construction-related activities are considered essential. Moreover, any workers who are into public safety are exempted from the orders.
The orders for essential building materials suppliers, that sell such things as tools and hardware for the construction process, are permitted to remain open.
Yes, the state has released multiple guidelines for construction employers and employees which need to be followed at the workplace. These include various aspects related to protective equipment, communicating, social separation, wellness, exposure, etc.
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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Yes, there are different sets of rules and protocols defines in the state which construction firms and contractors need to follow at the sites. These include wellness and exposure incident management as well as sanitation and hygiene rules.
Yes, multiple steps have been taken to protect the loss of economy and retain cash flow for construction industry in Minnesota. These include the application of PPP loans under SBA and maybe a substantial bonding bill to address any economic downturn.
To keep track of all the resource and activity data for a project, you can simply use a construction project management and accounting software that can help keep a record of all the expenses, project progress, as well as store data for billings and taxes.

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