Vermont: The Official Stance for Construction
Construction Status: Essential
Vermont had released a statewide stay at home order effective until May 15, 2020. Though construction is deemed necessary, only construction in response to COVID-19, critical infrastructure, utilities, and telecommunication is permitted.
On June 15, 2020, Governor Phil Scott announced an extension to state of emergency while continuing reopening of the state under his newly signed executive orders.
October 2020 Update: Initially, the state of Vermont have declared construction as a restricted activity but now the state has opened the public road construction projects removing the restrictions. However, it is necessary for contractors to stick with job site rules and protocols by OSHA to avoid any spread of the disease. Also the use of face mask is not essential when a person is indulged in an activity an maintains a distance of 6 feet.
Governing Body: The Office Of Governor Phil Scott
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FAQs: Vermont Construction Updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic
However, construction is still restricted to the COVID-19 response while suspending any in-person operations. Examples include, housing repairs, fixing of heating system, plumbing, safety, and sanitation is permitted.