Mar 13, 2020

Construction Law COVID-19 Alerts

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Handling COVID-19 Issues on Construction Project Sites in Ohio
Governor DeWine continues to permit work on construction projects in Ohio to proceed. In proceeding, contractors must take precautions to protect its workers and limit the possible exposure of persons to the coronavirus. 

Practical Tips for Ohio Construction in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic
On March 22, 2020, Governor DeWine issued a Stay at Home Order that permits essential infrastructure projects to continue performance. Essential infrastructure includes construction projects and specifically, the Governor’s Order makes it clear that public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long-term care facilities, public works construction, school construction, essential business construction and housing construction constitute essential infrastructure projects. The Governor’s Order indicates that essential infrastructure is to be construed broadly in its definition and therefore all construction projects are deemed essential infrastructure projects.