Missouri: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential
Orders/Effective From: Show me Strong Orders with Phased Reopening/May 15, 2020

Brought to effect on April 6, the stay at home orders have been implemented across the state, until May 3. However, any construction work which is related to safety, public health, safety, energy, and relief efforts are exempt. Additionally, the construction at the Kansas City International Airport is still under process.

Before the state orders, city and county wise orders were also released, and therefore, any local order that supersedes state order needs to be checked and confirmed.

As per the recent reports, Governor Parson after the Stay Home Orders accompanied with reopening provisions, has announced Show Me Strong Recovery Order. With the agenda to revive economy and health status in the state, the Show Me Strong Orders have been extended until June 15, 2020.

Governing Body:The Office Of Governor Michaell. Parson

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. Here we have a list of Frequently Asked Questions which our expert from ProjectPro, construction project schedule software, has developed to help construction firms proceed business forward with extreme care. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

Citing CISA Memorandum 2.0, construction has been considered essential. Also, the workers who are designated to perform housing construction are permitted to work and combat the housing supply shortage.
The workforce who supports supply chain related to building material and critical infrastructure is exempted. Also, workers who support the manufacturing and distribution of forest products such as timber, wood, paper, etc. are permitted to work.More information could be found by visiting www.labor.mo.gov
Yes, there are many updates released to aid construction ensuring safety at the site and safely returning to work. These include the CDC guidelines for the essential or critical infrastructure workers as well as reopening guidance which employers need to follow.
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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No, there are no specific Jobsite rules and protocols. However, it is completely on the contractor or construction manager’s end to ensure the site is safe for the workers. This includes aligning with CDC and OSHA guidelines for social distancing and preparing sites.
The Small Business and Development Center, Missouri, has released a complete financial response plan to help construction companies and other businesses retain cash flow. Moreover, these include various cash flow management practices along with guidance on SBA lending programs on disaster financing through PPP loan applications.
In order to gain benefit of Force Majeure protections, activity data regarding resources, financials and project status should be tracked using a robust construction accounting software, and submitted to the governing officials to demonstrate project delays and incurred expenses due to COVID-19.

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