Mapping the coronavirus impact on US construction
With limited federal guidance on whether construction is deemed an essential service, it's important to identify where the state in which you're doing business stands on the matter and to ensure there are not county or municipal variances that go against the grain of the state's order.
The following state-by-state view aims to point out the state's overview along with any notable regional exemptions. Questions related to safety, project suspension, force majeure provisions, or contractual rights to suspend or terminate work, should be directed to legal counsel. The information summarized below is sourced from Foley & Lardner LLP. For more specific guidance, see the law firm's construction-specific shutdown tracker here.
Construction of buildings for emergency support, such as hospitals or key infrastructure, is exempt across the country unless otherwise noted.
State guidance on construction projects
Each state is colored based on guidance provided on construction projects. Click on a state or use the dropdown to read more.