Why is Construction Excluded from the Order?

The construction industry naturally lends itself to “physical distancing”.  As workers are moving around job sites with equipment and materials, it is often unsafe to be working closer than the recommended CDC six-foot distance. Whether commercial or residential, construction workers are almost always working independently to complete their assigned task. This makes construction a much less risky industry to deem as essential, helping to lessen the shock of this pandemic on our local economy –  which will be substantial. For details on what aspects of construction are considered essential click here. Also see information from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency - click here.

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