Mississippi: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential
Orders/Effective Until:Safer at Home with Phased Reopening/May 27, 2020

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.

Under the recent update made on May 22, 2020, Governor Reeves has declared extension to safer at home orders. However, the recent updates announced on May 27, 2020, and May 29, 2020 have got reopening orders simultaneous to safer at home related safe reopening guidelines.

Governing Body: Office of Governor Tate Reeves

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. In between the pandemic situation, ProjectPro as a construction project management software has developed a list of frequently asked questions that can assist construction firms in aligning things for smooth navigation and project management. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

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, 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, 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.
To ensure all the 70 counties in the state do not suffer any economic downturn, the State has worked on various relief options. These include various funding options as well as State and Federal Programs like PPP loans under which construction companies could apply for reimbursements.
The resource and activity data can be tracked using a robust construction accounting software. which will keep a log of all the expenses and costs incurred. Furthermore, this data can be submitted to the governing officials to demonstrate project delays due to COVID-19.

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