New Mexico: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential
Orders/Effective From: Reopening Plan/May 28, 2020

On March 24, 2020, a statewide order for the shutdown of all non-essential business was issued. The order was further extended to April 30, 2020, and then to May 4, 2020, under the revised executive orders listing construction as an essential business.

However, considering the need for economic revival while ensuring health for all, the state of New Mexico has announced reopening plan on May 28, 2020.

Governing Body:The Office Of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

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. ProjectPro is accounting software for subcontractors that has used its vast industry experience to develop a list of Frequently Asked Questions that can help contractors in dealing with COVID-19. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

All the commercial and residential construction in the state is deemed essential.
All the hardware stores in the state of New Mexico are considered essential.
Yes, the State of New Mexico along with the New Mexico Environment Department has made a few releases on workplace guidelines. These include OSHA’s guidelines on preparing the workplace as well as certain special recommendations to Prevent Worker Exposure to COVID-19.
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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To keep construction open during COVID-19, construction sites must be prepared with all the necessary require for the safety of the workers. These include common practices like availability of sanitizers, water, and soap, 6-foot marks at the site to avoid close contact between workers, screening arrangement to check the temperature of workers coming or leaving the site, etc.
Yes, construction firms and contractors could simply access the Small Business Administration’s Loan program under which they can get reimbursements for all the expenses they have made for the safety and security of the workers. Here’s the link to PayCheck Protection Program application details.
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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