Washington: The Official Stance for Construction
Construction Status: Restricted
A statewide stay at home order is announced by Governor Jay Inslee effective untill May 4, 2020. However, a special memo was released by the Governor to share the status of construction and introduce the idea of low-risk construction.
On July 16, 2020, Governor Inslee announced phase 3 of reopening the state in which various restrictions such as gathering of up to 5 people would be lifted with newer provisions like gathering of 10 people. The order will be brought to effect on July 20, 2020.
Governing Body: The Office Of Governor Jay Inslee
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FAQs: Washington Construction Updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic
Also, it was announced by the Governor on March 25 that any residential or commercial construction should be prevented while only essential and emergency service-related construction can be continued.
However, the order released before March 25 addressed construction as essential, permitting residential or commercial construction.
• Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (OSHA) •Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce the Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus (OSHA) •Workplace and Employer Resources & Recommendations (DOH) •Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers To Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)