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.

Governing Body: The Office Of Governor Ralph S. Northam

FAQs: Virginia Construction Updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Though there is no evidence of restriction or permission to continue construction in the executive orders or other resources, the news channels in the state have been broadcasting that construction will not be affected.

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.
The home repair, building material, and hardware dealers are permitted do business, as deemed essential in the executive orders.
Yes, various guidelines and updates for workplace safety have been released. These include a release on maintaining a culture of care during COVID-19 as well as a list of essential tools for safety at the workplace.

Jobsite permission form re: Executive Order 53 for employees. Use with your own letterhead and share it with employees.
•Updated document on best practices on the job site.
To keep construction open during COVID-19, it is necessary that construction sites need to be prepared for maximum safety. The safety guidelines wearing safety gear at the site, social distancing, and in certain cases screening arrangements at the workplace, if required.

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