Wisconsin: The Official Stance for Construction

Construction Status: Essential
Orders/Effective From: State of Reopening/May 14, 2020

Safer at home orders were announced in the state until April 24, 2020, but was further extended utill May 26, 2020.

However, the supreme court of Wisconsin have banished the extension of stay at home orders by the Governor and state is rapidly moving towards reopening starting May 14, 2020.

Governing Body:The Office Of Governor Tony Evers

Questions about Construction during COVID-19?

Though COVID-19 has severely affected the United States, bringing a lot of restrictions and orders on continuing construction, the most significant information people seek is all about the status of construction in different states. We have used our knowledge as a microsoft construction software provider to design a list of Frequently Asked Questions which can help to sustain business as well as resist any chances of contagion during construction. If there is anything we have not included or missed, please reach our team.

FAQs: Status of Construction

Housing construction is deemed essential under the essential business declaration.
The hardware stores and those dealing with heating, electrical, and plumbing are considered essential services.
Yes, there are several updates issued for the welfare and benefit of contractors as well as workers. These include Jobsite rules, workplace guidelines as well as various forms which contractors need to follow for ensuring safe construction.
Yes, the data related to contracts, expenses, estimated delivery, job schedules, etc. would track project progress and interruption in order to reduce project losses due to COVID-19. However, it will be easier for construction firms who have a robust project management and accounting software in place.

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Yes, the state has made various efforts to keep construction companies and workers protected against economic instability. To retain cash flow, the state has announced various unemployment insurance landing programs along with the existing Federal and State reforms like CARES Act and PPP loans.
Keeping construction open amid COVID-19 poses the only challenge of preventing exposure. For this reason, construction firms and contractors need to ensure that the site is prepared for the safety of all. Moreover, the workers need to practice preventive measures through social distancing, wearing protective equipment, and mitigating contact with each other while at work.

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In order to benefit from Force Majeure protections, activity data regarding resources, financials and project status should be tracked using a robust construction accounting software and submitted to the governing officials to demonstrate project delays and incurred expenses were due to COVID-19.

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