Oklahoma: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Unrestricted
Orders/Effective From: Phased Reopening 3/June 3, 2020

Initially, no orders were issued from the office of the Governor and therefore, city and county wise orders were released in concern to the spread of COVID-19. Here is a list of past local orders.

For now, the statewide orders for closure of all those businesses which the US Department of Homeland Ministry has listed as non-essential are issued. Apart from this, no strict stay at home orders were issued by the government.

Also, considering the need for business revival, the state is planning to lift restrictions related to COVID-19 and is moving into phase 3 of reopening on June 3 with amendments into open up and recover safely plan.

Governing Body:The Office Of Governor Kevin Stitt

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. Using the knowledge and experience of serving as a commercial construction scheduling software, team ProjectPro has crafted a list of Frequently Asked Questions which can be of great help to construction firms. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

The list of essential industries has deemed construction as an essential business. Under this, all types of construction, heavy engineering, and contractors are permitted to function. Moreover, no city-wise orders were found to be suspending construction.
Listing building material as essential, none of the orders have placed any limits on building material suppliers.
Yes, recognizing the need for emergency support and guidance in the state of Oklahoma, construction companies need to stick with OSHA guidelines related to health and safety hazards. These include various rules which must be followed at construction site and also the guidelines on which construction site needs to be prepared.
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 in the state, construction firms and contractors need to stick with the safety guidelines at various levels. These include following the guidelines to prepare the workspace, risk management practices, and other essential safety measures needs to be adopted at the site.
•DOL:Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus
•DOL:OSHA Resources for Workers and Employers on COVID-19
•WHO:Get Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19
•CISA:Risk Management for COVID-19
Yes, like other states in the country, Oklahoma is helping the contractors and firms across the state to help them with Cash Flow retention. This majorly includes benefits under PayCheck Protection Program as the state has released packet to help contractors to document market conditions.
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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