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With Restrictions, Gov. Inslee Gives Green Light to Construction

Inslee to Washington Construction Industry: ‘Let’s Get Working’

In consultation with the state’s construction industry, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced a plan Friday to allow construction projects to resume

OLYMPIA, WA (April 24, 2020) — Persistence on the part of representatives of Washington’s construction industry and labor unions has paid off.  Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday that construction projects meeting certain safety requirements may continue to completion.

Companies resuming work must have a comprehensive COVID-19 exposure, control, and mitigation plan that incorporates physical distancing, personal protective equipment (PPE), and adequate supervision.

The governor also signed an addendum to Proclamation 20-25 (the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order), which represents the criteria for what the document calls “a limited Phase 1 Construction Restart.” Calling his deliberations with industry representatives a “thorough, thoughtful approach,” he said lessons learned in reopening construction would be used to reopen other sectors of the economy.

“Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures,” said James Moen, Owner and CEO of Lexar Homes.  “We view this as an opportunity to set the example in caring for our customers and their homes, while also caring for the health and safety of our hardworking crews.”

Of Lexar Homes’ 15 locations, 14 were affected by the previous version of Gov. Inslee’s order.

“We want our dear customers to know we are taking care of them,” Bob Hollis, Lexar Homes co-owner, added.  “This update to the state’s direction provides a level of certainty and encouragement for customers whose homes are under construction, and allows us to continue focusing on their needs.”

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