Stay-at-Home Order & Residential Construction Activity
I hope that the attached information helps in providing you with some guidance on the Stay-at-Home order issued by Governor Inslee on March 23. The order will take effect Wednesday, March 25 at 5:30pm.
Under the Order “construction workers who support … construction sites and construction projects (including housing construction)” are listed as an “essential service.”
Based upon this language, homebuilders and remodelers may continue with operations while the stay-at-home order is in effect. Attached is The Designation of Housing and Residential Construction as an Essential Business in the Governor’s Executive Order dated March 23, 2020 Requiring Washingtonians to Stay at Home provided by the BIAW.
BIAW recommends: "Employers should provide employees with a letter with your company name, contact, and statement that they are your employee working on your construction jobsite. Workers should always have the letter and their employee identification on them when commuting to and from jobsites."
Attached is a sample letter for your use to provide to your employees prior to the order taking effect.
It's also helpful to ensure you have the below documents on file that are referenced in the letter to prove you're implementing the two standards:
This email and letter template are purely guidance, not legal advice. Please consult with your company's attorney if you're unsure of continuing operations.
Feel free to reach out to the LCCA if you have any questions.