Pennsylvania: The Official Stance for Construction

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

The Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf has announced a  stay at home order through May 8, 2020, which was an extension of orders issued previously posted to end on April 30, 2020. Moreover, construction activities will resume on May 1, 2020, while only in-person operations are permitted.

On June 3, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf has announced his plan for reopening the state reducing the economic burden as well as measures to save lives and reduce morbidity of the COVID-19 virus.

Governing Body:The Office Of Governor Tom Wolf

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. Being a service provider for microsoft dynamics 365 construction Software, we have created a list of Frequently Asked Questions that will help every small and big construction firm to navigate their business during COVID-19. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

The industry operation guidance and stay at home orders have strictly prohibited any kind of residential or commercial construction, except the emergency repairs. Moreover, any activities that involve specialty contractors such as equipment contractors, building exterior contractors, etc. are not permitted.
The building material suppliers and dealers are permitted to work.
Yes, considering the extent of damage COVID-19 has made to construction industry, the state has released complete guidance to operate the construction business during emergency. The guidance contains necessary recommendations for all type of construction operate construction business during an emergency. The guidance contains necessary recommendations for all types of construction activities.
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 in the state of Pennsylvania, the authorities have already issued certain guidelines on conducting construction activities. However, it also needs both employers and workers to stick with social safety practices such as maintaining physical distance, wearing protective equipment, and sticking to all the rules related to hygiene.
Yes, under the CARES Act, the contractors and construction firms in the state could take advantage of various lending programs and insurance claims. However, some of these may need to fulfill the eligibility requirements such as for PayCheck Protection Program under SBA.
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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