In her latest executive order today, the governor opens some previously prohibited activity.  Accordingly, her “order will allow the May 7 resumption of some types of work that present a very low risk of infection, including construction, real-estate activities, and work that is traditionally and primarily performed outdoors. ”

Further, the “governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order remains in effect until May 15, 2020. Under this order, Michiganders still must not leave their homes except to run critical errands, to engage in safe outdoor activities, or to go to specified jobs. Executive Order 2020-70 also requires businesses to adopt measures to protect their workers against the spread of COVID-19.”

The following is deals with construction work.  “Under the order, construction sites must adopt a set of best practices to protect their workers from infection. Those practices include: 

  • Designating a site supervisor to enforce COVID-19 control strategies. 
  • Conducting daily health screenings for workers.
  • Creating dedicated entry points, if possible, or issuing stickers or other indicators to assure that all workers are screened every day. 
  • Identifying choke points and high-risk areas (like hallways, hoists and elevators, break areas, water stations, and buses) and controlling them to enable social distancing. 
  • Ensuring sufficient hand-washing or hand-sanitizing stations at the worksite. 

The order has an array of details.  To read through the entire 2020-70 order, please click here

Earlier today, the governor issued order 2020-69.  Click here to learn about it.