Utah: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential
Orders/Effective From: Moderate Risk Protocols/April 30, 2020

The stay safe, stay home orders were issued, and were extended to stay in effect until May 1st, 2020. Though planning reopening, the people in Utah are encouraged to stay at home.

Before these orders, some county-wide orders were also released.

According to the latest updates from the Office of the Governor of Utah, the state is moving towards moderate risk protocols reducing the restrictions.

Governing Body:The Office Of Governor Gary Herbert

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

With minimum statewide standards, Utah has placed no restrictions on the construction industry at the state level.

The Salt Lake and Summit counties have announced orders for residential and commercial construction to be necessary while other areas of the state are only asked to follow the safety practices and social distancing guidelines.
With most of the state to be operating normally, Salt Lake County has only permitted the hardware stores and those selling electrical, heating, and plumbing material to be essential. However, Summit County has also listed hardware stores essential.
Yes, construction sites in the State of Utah need to be prepared for protection against COVID-19. For this, the employers must ensure that they follow OSHA’s guidelines for preparing workplaces before workers are called at the site. These guidelines include a various set of rules and protocols that can help prevent exposure to the infection and keeping site secure against illness.
Yes, the data related to contracts, expenses, estimated delivery, job schedules, etc. would track project progress and interruption in order to reduce project losses due to COVID-19. However, it will be easier 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, construction firms in the state of Texas could simply follow the Sample plan for prevention, preparedness, and response. This plan includes a different set of responsibilities that the managers and employees need to take, along with information on protective measures.
Considering the need to retain cash flow while working on essential project functions related to HR, Paid Leaves, and Labor, the State and Federal Authorities have provisioned various reforms under the CARES Act. Moreover, the employers and employees could also benefit from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Resources and SBA Loans programs.
In order to benefit from 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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