Nevada: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential 
Orders/Effective From: Executive Order on Phased Reopening 2/May 8, 2020

Came into effect March 20, 2020, a statewide order to close all non-essential business has been issued. Though construction is considered to be exempt from the shutdown, certain restrictions are implemented. For instance, the construction of the MSG Sphere at Venetian Hotel has been put on a halt.

As per the recent updates, Governor Steve Bullock has announced reopening in the state. The first update was announced on May 7, 2020 along with Industry specific guidance dated May 15, 2020. Further, an Emergency Declarative defining phase 2 of reopening has been announced on May 28, 2020.

Declaration of Emergency Directive 021 – Phase Two Reopening (5/28/2020)

Declaration of Emergency Directive 018 – Phase One Reopening (5/7/2020)

Governing Body: The Office Of Governor Steve Sisolak

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. Being a service provider for microsoft dynamics 365 construction Software, we have created a list of Frequently Asked Questions that will help every small and big construction firm to navigate their business during COVID-19. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.  

FAQs: Status of Construction

All the essential and non-essential construction is considered to be exempt in the order, which means construction and housing construction both are permitted to function.
The hardware stores, as well as those businesses which deal with home improvement materials, are considered essential.
Yes, the State of Nevada has issued a business reopening guidance in which it has mentioned various guidelines and has encouraged onstruction firms to develop a plan that can help mitigate COVID-19. The guidance includes resources for different industries and most of these guidelines are based on OSHA’s releases.
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 essential, the contractors and construction firms are permitted to continue with the projects. However, it is a mandate as per the federal orders that construction sites should have a complete site preparedness plan that could be implemented to prevent illness. Also, the common set of rules like social distancing, prevent the sharing of tools, wearing gloves & masks are necessary for construction job sites to continue work.
Though there are no specific updates released considering the need to regulate cash flow for construction, the statewide lending programs and Federal updates such as CARES Act and PayCheck Protection Program could help. However, this may need contractors to apply for the loan after checking their eligibility and fulfilling the terms and conditions of the lending programs.
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 softwareand submitted to the governing officials to demonstrate project delays and incurred expenses due to COVID-19.

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