North Dakota: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Unrestricted
Orders/Effective From: Smart Reopening of State/April 29, 2020

The state of North Dakota has no orders regarding the suspension of any activities or any stay at home orders.

Though there were no restrictions on construction, the state is moving out from the precautionary status and is looking forward towards second phase of smart reopening following the restart protocols from April 29, 2020.

Governing Body:The Office Of Governor Doug Burgum

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. In between the pandemic situation, ProjectPro as a construction project management software has developed a list of frequently asked questions that can assist construction firms in aligning things for smooth navigation and project management. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

All types of construction i.e. residential, commercial, affordable housing programs, and public works are open across the state.
No list of essential or non-essential business has been issued by the authorities. All hardware stores, building material, and other construction essential material suppliers are permitted to work.
Yes, the state has released smart workplace protocols for ensuring safety at construction sites. These include OSHA’s Guidance for Construction Workforce and Guidelines on Keeping Construction Workers Safe.
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 sites open during COVID-19, the State and Federal Orders have announced a reduction in the workforce. However, it also needs construction workers and employers to align with safety guidelines which are essential to prevent exposure and reduce the risk of illness. Moreover, the sites need to be prepared as per the Federal Guidelines issued by OSHA to ensure maximum safety.
Though there are no specific regulations or guidelines issued by the state, construction companies and contractors could still take benefit of SBA provisions such as the PayCheck Protection Program. Moreover, local and state authorities could be inquired about additional insurance and lending programs that fall under the CARES Act.
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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