Virginia: The Official Stance for Construction
Construction Status: Essential
The orders of Governor Ralph Northam, stay at home is effective until June 10. However, there are no clear or direct rules that deem construction to be essential.
Since Virginia is having a healthy recovery against COVID-19, the state is lifting many restrictions as it enter the phase 3 of easing the temporary restrictions under the latest executive order from Governor Northam announced on June 30, 2020.
October 2020 Update: Governor Northam announced a grant on September 29 in order to help the state with recovery against COVID-19. Some part of funding from $8.4 Million of grant is also subjected for the construction of rehab and shelters. This can also be considered as a positive sign for contractors who work on public projects. However, it would be a necessary to stick with safety guidelines at the worksite to avoid any spread.
Governing Body: The Office Of Governor Ralph S. Northam
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Also, Virginia’s deputy secretary of commerce and trade, Angela Navarro while addressing on March 23, 2020, had announced that construction industry will not be disrupted.
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