Ohio: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential
Orders/Effective From: Reopening of State/May 14, 2020

With construction to be at exempt, a statewide order for the shutdown has been announced for the entire month of May 2020. For further information, read the executive order and public health orders for the state of Ohio.

As per the present situation, Governor Mike DeWine has announced reopening of the state which also includes lifting of restrictions on hotels, bars, and personal care services.

Governing Body:The Office Of Governor Mike DeWine

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. Here we have a list of Frequently Asked Questions which our expert from ProjectPro, construction project schedule software, has developed to help construction firms proceed business forward with extreme care. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

Housing construction is addressed as essential as per the statewide orders.
All the hardware stores and suppliers who deal with heating, plumbing, and electrical supplies for construction are permitted to open.
Yes, the state of Ohio has issued certain guidelines for ensuring safe work at construction sites as well as a safe restart of projects. There have been multiple updates released to help construction firms to work on hygiene, cleaning, disinfecting, 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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Construction could be kept open amid COVID-19 by aligning with the safety guidelines and regulations for workers' safety and preparing the worksites. This may need employers to connect with local authorities or follow the federal guidelines issued in the public interest by Health organizations such as OSHA and CDC.
Yes, the SBA provisions on PayCheck Protection Program could help construction companies seek compensation on any expenses made for the safety and well-being of employees. However, the State authorities could also be approached to know about any insurance benefits which can be received 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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