02 Apr Governor Kemp’s Executive Order Makes Construction Essential
This Executive Order incorporates the DHS Guidelines from 3/28 which identify Residential Construction as Essential Infrastructure Workforce. Below is the applicable section:
RESIDENTIAL/SHELTER FACILITIES AND SERVICES
- Workers performing housing construction related activities to ensure additional units can be made available to combat the nation’s existing housing supply shortage.
- Workers supporting the construction of housing, including those supporting government functions related to the building and development process, such as inspections, permitting and plan review services that can be modified to protect the public health, but fundamentally should continue and serve the construction of housing (e.g., allow qualified private third-party inspections in case of government shutdown).
At the bottom of Page 8 of the Executive Order it states that this Order supersedes all other Orders that have been done up to this point by local municipalities. Thus, this is the Order you need to be following for the next 2 weeks.
This takes effect at 6:00PM on Friday, April 3th and concludes at 11:59PM on Monday, April 13th. We encourage you to focus on jobsite safety and follow the health guidelines. That is the most important step our industry can take right now in order to ensure that we are allowed to continue operating.