Many states, counties, and cities have issued “stay-at-home” or “shelter-in-place” (collectively, SIP) orders to combat the spread of COVID-19. Below we are providing updates focusing on the impact these sweeping orders could have on new and ongoing construction projects in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. As with all the effects of COVID-19, the issuance, interpretation, and enforcement of these orders are fast-breaking and in constant flux.
To view Jones Walker LLP’s construction team’s full summary on the impact of state and local “Stay-at-Home” or “Shelter-in-Place” orders on construction in AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, and TX, click here.
UPDATED AS OF 4/8/2020: On Wednesday, April 8, Governor Kemp extended his previous statewide SIP order, and it is now set to expire on April 30 at midnight. The new executive order does not include any changes that effect the construction industry.
UPDATED AS OF 4/8/20: On April 2, 2020, the governor of Louisiana extended the state-wide stay-at-home order until April 30, 2020. The extended order can be found by clicking here. The order implements the same restrictions on movement and non-essential businesses as the previous order. The extended order also continues suspensions of the Louisiana Procurement Code (La. R.S. 39:1551, et seq.) and Louisiana Public Bid Law (La. R.S. 38:2211, et seq.) and their rules and regulations for the purpose of the procurement of any goods or services necessary to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Further, strict compliance with the Louisiana Procurement Code will not be required subject to certain requirements as set forth in the order.