North Carolina: The Official Stance for Construction

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

Earlier a statewide stay at home order was implemented until April 30 after several cities and counties announced the stay at home orders. However, the latest announcement has to lead to its extension until May 8, 2020.

After looking at the improvement in the position of state against COVID-19, the office of the Governor of North Carolina has announced a shift from stay at home to safer at home orders on May 20, 2020 moving into the second phase of reopening after the orders from May 8, 2020.

Governing Body:The Office Of Governor Roy Cooper

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. During these times of emergency, being a solution provider on schedule software for construction, ProjectPro brings you the list of frequently asked questions that can help sustain and navigate construction business amid crises. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

The order list of essential business mentioned construction. This includes construction of all public health, public works, and school construction as essential.
The home improvement, hardware, building material, and plumbing, electrician, and heating supply is considered essential.However, any assumptions related to local order overriding city or county orders must be confirmed.

•The city of Durham Read the order

•Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte Read the proclamation

•Pitt County Read the proclamation
Yes, construction associations have released several updates on workplace safety against COVID-19. This includes the Department of Labor’s guidance on preparing the workplace that is necessary to be followed for keeping the site secure and mitigate exposure.
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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Construction can be kept open amid COVID-19 by aligning with essential safety guidelines. These include the Federal Updates released by CDC and OSHA for maintaining physical distance at the worksite as well as preparing worksite for safe construction.
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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