West Virginia: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential

Considering the state of emergency, the stay at home orders were brought into effect indefinitely. But still, construction has been deemed essential.​

Improving the COVID response in the state, Governor Justice has announced an executive order on July 6, 2020 under which wearing of mask is made to be a mandate. Besides this, another order was released on July 13, 2020 under which social gathering limit has been reduced from 100 to 25.

Governing Body: The Office Of Governor Jim Justice

FAQs: West Virginia Construction Updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic

With construction deemed as essential, all construction related to healthcare, sanitation, long term facilities, housing, and business construction is permitted.
The hardware stores along with those who deal with supplies related to electrical, plumbing, and heating material are permitted to work.
Though there are no particular orders issued by the authorities in the state, it is necessary that all workplaces or sites must stick to the OSHA’s rules for preparing worksites. Moreover, guidelines from health organizations such as WHO and CDC’s updates should be considered to practice safety at the site.
Since construction is deemed essential in the state, there is no restriction on opening construction sites for essential projects, such as building healthcare facilities, schools, shelter homes, electricity supply, or other such construction projects. However, these sites must ensure the practice of social distancing rules and safety measures against exposure.

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