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Wyoming: The Official Stance for Construction

Governor Mark Gordon has announced statewide  stay at home orders for the City of Jackson and Teton County until April 17, 2020. It was extended twice, firstly, to April 30 and then to May 15, 2020.

As state continues to witness cases of COVID-19, the public health orders are extended by Governor Gordon. In these new orders, health departments have addressed strict need of face covering or masks to contain the spread.

October 2020 Update: Under his latest release, Governor Gordon has lifted various restrictions on indoor gatherings as well as food establishments. The Wyoming Department of Transportation is planning to begin with the construction of 13 miles of interstate pavement. Besides this, there have been no specific updates on removal or addition of restrictions on construction projects. Since it is deemed as an essential activity, the contractors for both public and private projects will have to stick with safety guidelines such as reduced site labor, wearing of masks, cleaning of sites, etc.

Governing Body:  The Office Of Governor Mark Gordon

FAQs: Wyoming Construction Updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic

How construction is addressed in the order?

Essential projects such as infrastructure, public works, construction of housing, and buildings were permitted to continue.

How building material suppliers are addressed in the order?

Hardware stores are deemed essential.

Are there any specific Jobsite Rules/Protocols?

Yes, to mitigate any chance of illness at construction sites, Wyoming OSHA has released guidance for the construction workers. Moreover, all the contractors and construction firms in the state need to align with workplace preparation guidelines to prevent any risk of spread of infection at sites.

How Construction could be kept open amid COVID-19?

To keep construction open during COVID-19, construction firms and contractors in Wyoming need to stick with the site safety standards declared by OSHA. Moreover, it requires workers and all other staff to adhere to preventive measures and practices such as six-foot distance rule, wearing gloves & masks, no sharing of food, drink or equipment, etc.

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