Montana: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential
Orders/Effective From: Executive Orders on Phased Opening 2/June 1, 2020

The executive orders from the Governor of Montana came into effect on March 28, 2020. However, the order was further extended till April 24, 2020, stating the shutdown of the non-essential businesses until any amended orders are issued.

However, construction has been deemed as an essential service in the state. As per the recent updates released by Governor Bullock, the state is quickly moving towards reopening.

Governing Body:The Office Of Governor Steve Bullock 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. Using the knowledge and experience of serving as a commercial construction scheduling software, team ProjectPro has crafted a list of Frequently Asked Questions which can be of great help to construction firms. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

According to the orders, construction is permitted and not limited to a public health emergency, long term care facilities, hospitals, housing, and public work infrastructure.
All the stores which deal with hardware related to electrical, heating, and plumbing are all permitted to open.
Yes, there are recommended practices for construction worksites as well as a guide sharing tips on handling COVID-19 on your construction project. These releases were issued in the public interest to help the workers and employers understand the idea of personal responsibility, safety, and Jobsite practices, 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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Since construction is deemed as an essential service as per the Government updates, construction activities are likely to continue. However, to ensure the safety of both employers and employees, worksites must adhere to the guidelines for the preparation of sites to to avoid any chance of illness. Moreover, there should be a check on rules related to social distancing at the job site along with the other precautionary measures.
Yes, the government of the state of Montana has released various updates related to financial aid for the workers and contractors. These include expanded Federal benefits under Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), which are all provisions of CARES Act.
Using accounting software for construction projects could be a big help in managing all the resources and activity data. Additionally, this data could be presented before the contracting officer to get an excuse against any liabilities for the delayed deliverables.

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