Mississippi: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential

The non-essential businesses have been suspended in the state but construction is considered to be exempt. Along with this, statewide shelter in place orders has been announced while a resolution was passed for the city of Oxford in which stay at home orders were released.

On July 6, 2020, Governor Reeves has announced extension to the Safe Return Order. Also, Governor Reeves have announced new social distancing measures for 13 counties to protect public health on July 10, 2020.

Governing Body: Office of Governor Tate Reeves

FAQs: Mississippi Construction Updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Construction services such as building, lumber, hardware business, electricians, plumbers, HVAC workers, Painting, Moving, and relocating services are all considered to be essential.
Under the executive orders defining essential services, order 1463 has included building material and hardware as an essential retail business.
Yes, to ensure that all workers return to work safe and sound, the government has designed best practices for safely returning to work. These include various guidelines on preparing the worksites as well as practicing social distancing and other safety rules.
Yes, the state has issued some Jobsite practices that construction companies and contractors need to ensure implemented on the site. These include a certain set of rules for employees and employers which can help prevent the spread of illness.

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