Cases in Alabama currently approach 105,000, according to its government’s website. A safer-at-home order was issued until July 31, implementing a statewide mask requirement until the end of August. Construction work has continued in the state and must follow safety guidelines. According to Birmingham Business Journals, the new Facebook Data Center project has been slowed immensely due to COVID-19, with activities significantly reduced on the site to prevent an outbreak. Work on the Mazda Toyota plant in Huntsville has been delayed.
Close to 4,500 people in Alaska have tested positive for coronavirus, according to its state department of health. A “social distancing” mandate expired on April 24. All businesses were allowed to reopen at full capacity on May 22. Juneau and Anchorage continue to hold restrictions in place.
Arizona has close to 200,000 cases of coronavirus so far, according to its government website. A “Return Stronger” plan has outlined steps for businesses to reopen, and most businesses are open in the state. Construction work was deemed essential under the stay-at-home order and still continues. The U.S.-Mexico Border Wall is still underway, National Geographic says.
Close to 50,000 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Arkansas, according to its state website. Gov. Hutchinson has issued an order requiring people to wear face coverings in public when distancing isn’t possible. Construction work has been continuing in the state. Non-essential businesses have begun to reopen in the state at two-thirds capacity.
According to its government website, there are close to 575,000 cases of coronavirus in California. The state has halted indoor operations for a number of different industries and will impose additional restrictions on 30 of the hardest-hit counties. Construction has been allowed to continue during this time. SoFi Stadium Construction has continued, according to the LA Times. The high-speed rail project between Las Vegas and Los Angeles will continue as well as Universal Studios Hollywood construction in accordance with guidelines. In Northern California, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin counties have resumed work on all construction after halting it through April. Disneyland has resumed projects after previously halting them until May.
There are close to 55,000 cases in Colorado, according to its government website. Gov. Polis has allowed some businesses to reopen in the state with guidelines in place. There is a statewide mask mandate in place. During the stay-at-home order, construction work was deemed essential. Work continues on a new Marriot-branded hotel and a multiuse stadium for the Colorado Springs Switchbacks, a USL Championship soccer team, according to Gazette.
There are nearly 55,000 cases of coronavirus in Connecticut, according to its government website. The state entered its second stage of reopening on June 17. Construction was deemed essential for the following categories: (i) all skilled trades such as electricians, HVAC, and plumbers, (ii) general construction, both commercial and residential, (iii) other related construction firms and professionals for essential infrastructure or for emergency repair and safety purposes, (iv) planning, engineering, design, bridge inspection, and other construction support activities. So far, major projects delayed include the Sacred Heart University Ice Hockey Arena.
According to the Washington Post, there are close to 15,000 cases of coronavirus in D.C. On July 22, Mayor Bowser expanded mask requirements to those older than two years old. Construction work has continued. Work on Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge by Nationals Park is continuing.
Delaware currently has close to 16,000 cases of the coronavirus, according to its state website. Gov. Carney delayed Phase 3 of its economic reopening, which was initially scheduled for June 29. Construction work is deemed essential at this time. No major projects have been halted.
There are close to 550,000 cases of coronavirus in Florida, according to its state website. Construction was deemed essential during the stay-at-home order issued until April 30, and the state has partially reopened businesses. However, the state has halted its reopening as cases have surged in recent weeks. On July 8, businesses such as party venues and gyms had to shut down. Restaurants are not allowed to serve dine-in food. Some developers in southern Florida are holding off on starting new projects due to coronavirus. Allegiant has also ceased spending on non-airline projects, including construction projects, according to Herald Tribune. Work on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines headquarters building at the Port of Miami and the University of Miami UHealth Care center in North Miami has been delayed indefinitely. Some major projects are continuing as planned. Universal Studios Orlando has continued construction. Virgin Trains USA is moving forward with construction on a route between Orlando and West Palm. Construction on beachfront condos on Ocean Avenue is proceeding. Construction on the I-395 continues. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is moving forward with parking lot repairs and fuel farm construction but is shelving projects like signage improvements and a renovation of the third floor.
There are close to 210,000 cases of coronavirus in Georgia. On July 1, the state entered a phase of reopening where performance venues and conventions were allowed to continue business with additional guidelines. Construction has been able to continue with guidelines in place.Work continues on Georgia Power’s nuclear expansion project at Plant Vogtle, which had a worker test positive for coronavirus. Construction on I-20 continues near the border of South Carolina and Georgia. The University of Georgia is still working on construction for its football stadium expansion, but work has been slowed due to the coronavirus, an athletic director told 24/7 Sports.
There are over 3,000 cases of coronavirus in Hawaii. Gov. David Ige is requiring that out-of-state travelers remain under mandatory quarantine for 14 days. Construction was deemed essential in the state.
There are close to 30,000 cases of coronavirus in Idaho. The state has entered Phase 4 of reopening, which allows for businesses to operate at 100% capacity. Commercial and public works construction are both deemed essential, but Blaine County has shut down commercial and residential construction. Road construction will continue, but some contractors are opting to shut down projects during the virus.
There are close to 200,000 cases of coronavirus in Illinois. The state is in the fourth step of a five-step plan to reopen. On July 20, Chicago imposed new restrictions on bars, gyms, and personal-service businesses. The maximum gathering size has also been expanded to 50 people. Construction work included in the essential designation is, but not limited to, construction required in response to this public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long-term care facilities, public works construction, and housing construction. The Chicago Tribune has reported that construction is starting on McCormick Place field hospital. Road work will also continue, officials say.
There are close to 80,000 cases of coronavirus in Indiana. Gov. Holcomb’s “Back On Track Indiana” is in Phase 4. Facial coverings are required in public. “Critical trades” like building and construction, plumbing, electricians, and operating engineers have been given essential status.
There are close to 50,000 cases of coronavirus in Iowa. There is no stay-at-home order in place in any county in the state, and construction work has not been shut down in the state. Road work and other projects are continuing.
There are close to 35,000 cases of coronavirus in Kansas. The state has entered Phase 3 of reopening. The governor cannot implement new orders until Sept. 15. Masks are required in public spaces. Construction has been deemed essential. Road projects are continuing.
There are close to 40,000 cases of coronavirus in Kentucky. Phase 3 of reopening began on June 29. Masks are required in some public settings. Construction was deemed essential. The Portland Investment Initiative is set to begin construction in April 2020.
There are close to 140,000 cases of coronavirus in Louisiana. Most of the state, except for New Orleans, entered Phase 2 of its reopening plan. Most people must wear masks in public. Some businesses have reopened at 50% capacity. Construction has been deemed essential, and some contractors are continuing work during this time. A contract worker at the Bayer Luling facility’s main plant has died of coronavirus, where a construction site is active.
There are over 4,000 cases of coronavirus in Maine. The state is in Phase 3 of reopening. Construction has continued, and worksites can remain open since they are not open to the public, according to the Press Herald. Contractors that remain open must follow distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Reed & Reed, the contractor on the Gardiner bridge replacement project, will be ceasing work for now.
There are close to 100,000 cases of coronavirus in Maryland. The state is in Phase 2 of reopening. Construction has been deemed essential work. Some projects are continuing and others are stalling. According to Bethesda Magazine, construction has been temporarily halted on Marriott World HQ. A number of workers on Maryland’s Purple Line construction project were asked Wednesday to self-quarantine for 14 days after a Washington Gas inspector on the project tested positive for COVID-19, a project official and state spokeswoman told the Washington Post. At a multifamily development in Chevy Chase, Maryland, by Bozzuto Group, some workers are wearing masks, and the company’s CEO told CNBC that they are trying to take precautions.
There are close to 130,000 cases of coronavirus in Massachusetts. The state is in Phase 2 of reopening. Construction is essential, and Boston has reopened its construction industry with guidelines in place.
There are close to 100,000 cases of coronavirus in Michigan. The state has entered its fourth phase of reopening. Construction has been allowed to resume with guidelines in place.
There are close to 65,000 cases of coronavirus in Minnesota. The state has entered the third phase of its reopening plan. Construction must follow guidelines. A number of projects will continue at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, as well as work on Highway 5..
There are close to 70,000 cases of coronavirus in Mississippi. No order is in place, but minor restrictions still are. Construction has been allowed to continue. Work on the $90 million storage dome in Raleigh, Miss. has not stopped amid coronavirus fears.
There are close to 65,000 cases of coronavirus in Missouri. All state-wide restrictions have been lifted. Construction can continue at this time. The $1.5 billion expansion and modernization of the Kansas City International Airport terminal is being completed by Maryland-based Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate LLC.
There are close to 5,000 cases of coronavirus in Montana. The state has entered Phase Two of reopening. Construction has been allowed to continue.
There are close to 30,000 cases of coronavirus in Nebraska. There is no state-wide stay-at-home order in place, but the current instructions do impose limitations on inside gatherings. Parts of the state are in the third and fourth phases of reopening. Construction has continued for the most part.
There are close to 60,000 cases of coronavirus in Nevada. The governor has extended the second phase of reopening until the end of July. The $1.9 billion Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, set to be the host to the Las Vegas Raiders, is continuing construction.
There are close to 7,500 cases of coronavirus in New Hampshire. Some businesses have been allowed to reopen completely, while others can only operate at 50 percent. Construction has been deemed essential in the state. Route 3 work by Laconia will continue as planned.
There are close to 200,000 cases of coronavirus in New Jersey. The state has entered Phase Two of its reopening plan. In an updated Executive Order, Gov. Murphy has released guidelines on what kind of construction projects can continue and how they can prevent the spread of coronavirus at work. Face coverings are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing isn’t possible.
There are nearly 25,000 cases of coronavirus in New Mexico. Phase Two of reopening has been delayed. Dine-in service is not allowed. Construction work has been deemed essential in the state. Work on the U.S. – Mexico Border Wall continues.
There are nearly 430,000 cases of coronavirus in New York. New York City is in Phase Three of reopening, while other parts of the state are in Phase Four. Construction is continuing in accordance with the Empire State Development Corporation’s (ESD) updated guidelines. Design work has been halted on NYC’s public buildings. According to Yahoo Finance, more than 450 projects were going on in New York City at the time of the order. Over 5,000 contractors have resumed work since the order.
There are nearly 140,000 cases of coronavirus in North Carolina. The reopening has been paused for three weeks, and residents are required to wear face coverings in public spaces. The governor vetoed three bills that would have opened gyms, entertainment venues, and amusement parks. Construction has been deemed essential. Contractors are taking precautions to try to prevent an outbreak. East Carolina University continues construction on multiple projects.
There are nearly 8,000 cases of coronavirus in North Dakota. Gov. Burgum has defended his decision to not issue a stay-at-home order, but some mayors have advised residents to take precautions. Construction can continue.
There are close to 105,000 cases of coronavirus in Ohio. The state has entered phases of reopening. Residents are required to wear masks in most public settings. Construction has been deemed essential. According to The Morning Journal, construction is set to begin on several stretches of the Ohio Turnpike. Work is continuing on the many active construction sites on the Ohio State University campus, including the new Postle Hall and the new Health Sciences Faculty Office and Optometry Clinic. Work is also continuing on the Convention Center Hotel that will be 28-stories tall and on the $240 million CoverMyMeds Office Campus in Franklinton. Construction also continues for a major Canton project.
There are close to 45,000 cases of coronavirus in Oklahoma. The state is in the third phase of its reopening plan. Non-essential businesses have been closed, but construction has been deemed essential, so work activities can proceed.
There are close to 25,000 cases of coronavirus in Oregon. A stay-at-home order was issued until July 6. On July 24, new restrictions were imposed. Gatherings of more than 10 people are banned, and face coverings are required when exercising indoors or when social distancing isn’t possible outdoors. Other businesses such as gyms and entertainment venues can only have less than 100 people in attendance. All bars and restaurants in the state must close at 10 p.m. Construction has been deemed essential by Gov. Brown. Work continues on an Intel expansion in Hillsboro as a contractor on the project has tested positive for coronavirus.
There are nearly 130,000 cases of coronavirus in Pennsylvania. Casinos, bars, and restaurants have been ordered to close for in-person services, and some parts of the state are in color-coded phases of reopening. Masks are required for those who leave their homes. Gov. Wolf has changed course on initial guidelines, allowing construction to continue on May 1. The state has released guidelines on how contractors should proceed. Until then, only life-sustaining construction, such as for traffic maintenance, can proceed. Road work has resumed.
There are nearly 25,000 cases of coronavirus in Rhode Island. The state has moved into Phase Three of reopening. No more than 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors are allowed for private assembly. For public assembly, the number is increased to 125 and 250, respectively. Construction has been deemed essential at this time, and work has continued on road projects as contractors look to limit the virus spread with distancing guidelines.
There are close to 105,000 cases of coronavirus in South Carolina. The stay-at-home order was made voluntary on May 4. Some theatres, concerts, and other businesses are now allowed to continue with restrictions in place. Construction work is essential and can proceed in the state.
There are close to 10,000 cases of coronavirus in South Dakota. Gov. Kristi Noem issued a limited stay-at-home mandate that applies only to people in the two hardest-hit counties who are older than 65 or who have chronic health conditions, according to ABC. Construction work can continue for now.
There are close to 130,000 cases of coronavirus in Tennessee. The state began to reopen on May 6. Memphis and Nashville have reversed parts of reopening to fight spikes in cases. Construction is an essential industry during the duration of the order. Projects such as the Volkswagen expansion, the Red Wolves soccer complex and the U.S. 27 widening in Chattanooga aren’t stopping amid coronavirus restrictions, according to the Times Free Press.
There are close to 520,000 cases of coronavirus in Texas. The state has entered its third phase of reopening but promptly paused after a spike in coronavirus cases. Texans are required to wear masks if they live in counties with more than 20 coronavirus cases, and gatherings with more than 10 people are restricted. Construction has been deemed essential in some sectors. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has revised the order for construction to include more safety precautions. Critical work includes classified construction for public works, residential, commercial, and schools as critical infrastructure, and prohibits elective additions and maintenance, according to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.
There are nearly 45,000 cases of coronavirus in Utah. A stay-safe, stay-home order was issued by Gov. Herbert on April 9 and ended on May 1. Construction work is able to continue for now.
There are over 1,400 cases of coronavirus in Vermont. The state has entered phased reopening. A mask mandate has gone into effect for public spaces. Construction work can continue in accordance with guidelines. Work on a 110-room Burlington International Airport hotel has been delayed.
There are close to 105,000 cases of coronavirus in Virginia. The state is in Phase Three of reopening. Construction has been deemed essential. Clark Construction is reportedly continuing construction in Pentagon City, Virginia, with added safety precautions for hand washing and social distancing on the new Amazon HQ2 Campus, the Washington Business Journal reported.
There are close to 70,000 cases of coronavirus in Washington. Some parts of the state have entered the fourth phase of reopening, while others are paused due to recent spikes in coronavirus cases. Construction was not initially deemed essential, but Gov. Inslee has released new instruction to reopen some closed worksites. Some commercial work has continued, such as the renovations of the Seattle Center Arena. However, Sound Transit has halted most of its construction.
There are close to 8,000 cases of coronavirus in West Virginia. The state has entered phases of reopening. Fairs, festivals, and concerts have been closed. The social gathering limit is 25 people. Construction has been deemed as essential. Work continues on bridges and roads, and according to 24/7 Sports, West Virginia University has continued work on its athletic facilities. Swank Construction has stopped work on the I-70 Bridge project due to concerns related to the coronavirus.
There are close to 70,000 cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin. A stay-at-home order was issued by Gov. Evers until May 26, but was struck down by the state’s supreme court. A mask mandate is in effect until Sept. 28. Cities have since enacted local restrictions. Construction has been deemed essential, so work has been able to continue, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In Milwaukee, some sites have reduced activities, but none have shut down. Bradley Symphony Center, remains under construction. Work has continued on the conversion of the former Grand Avenue mall into The Avenue mixed-use development, and Foxconn Technology Group’s manufacturing site in Mount Pleasant. According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, work has been able to continue on Green Bay Packaging’s new paper mill, UnitedHealth Group’s new headquarters in De Pere, and multifamily housing projects across the region. The Wisconsin Center project has been delayed due to financial complications caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Husky Energy has also suspended rebuilding its oil refinery in Superior due to the outbreak.
There are close to 3,000 cases of coronavirus in Wyoming. There is currently no stay-at-home order in place, so construction can continue. However, Gov. Gordon has requested a major disaster declaration from the federal government in order to use funds and services for all the counties and both tribal nations in the state The stay-at-home order was made voluntary in Phase Two.