Minnesota: The Official Stance for Construction
Construction Status: Essential
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.
On July 17, 2020, Governor Tim Walz has issued a new executive order in which the relief to drivers and motor carriers has been extended. With this move, it is very likely that construction industry will get relief when it comes to supply chain and delivery of material.
October 2020 Update: As of now, the state of Minnesota has to stick with the government orders listed under “Peacetime Emergency” orders. Though there has been no special update released in regard to the construction industry, the construction firms have to stick with the face covering guidelines for safety.
Governing Body: Office of Governor Tim Walz