Oregon: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential
Orders/Effective From: Reopening Phase 3/May 1, 2020

The governor has issued a “stay home, save lives” order indefinitely. Though construction is exempt, it is advised by the governor to practice social distancing at the site.​​

However, recognizing the need for economic revival, Governor Kate Brown has started leading the state towards reopening. Beginning with the phase 1 of reopening on May 1, 2020, the state is now entering the phase 3 of reopening.

Governing Body:The Office Of Governor Kate Brown

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 crises, when there is an immediate need for resource planning, our team has put their experience as an ERP accounting software team to develop a list of Frequently Asked Questions that can help construction firms during COVID-19. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

Though no specific restrictions are present, Governor Kate Brown has mentioned that every construction and manufacturing business should stick to the social distancing guidelines.
The order specifies that any retail business permitted to function should follow social distancing rules. The Governor has mentioned that any business which is deemed to be essential will not be permitted to function until strict social distancing practices have been implemented.
Yes, Oregon OSHA has released multiple updates on the worker's safety and employee guidance on COVID-19. The authorities have announced construction firms to stick with the guidelines on preparing workplaces as well as the essential regulations for construction workforce.
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, the contractors and construction firms must ensure that all the essential safety guidelines should be followed at the site. These include practicing of social distancing rules, keeping the site clean, sanitizing tools, and in certain cases, establishing a process for screening and preventing exposure.
Yes, the State and Federal authorities to help construction firms seek reimbursements for the loss have announced reforms under CARES Act. This includes lending programs like PayCheck Protection Program under SBA as well as various insurance programs that can help get claims against unnecessary expenditures.
The data related to resource and activity can help construction firms gain the benefit of extension against any delays under the Force Majeure provisions. The data related to project activity, billings, expenses on safety planning, etc. could justify the progress of project before any emergency leads to the halt. However, this may need construction project management software that can upkeep all data in an organized manner.

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