Council’s Advocacy Helps Reopen Vital Construction Work

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Following weeks of steady advocacy to exempt vital construction projects from shelter-in-place (SIP) orders, the Bay Area Council this week applauded decisions by six Bay Area counties to allow the hammers to begin pounding again. When the counties first issued their SIP orders excluding construction as an “essential” activity, the Council worked on behalf of several member companies to clarify the rules and allow some activities to resume.

The Council later partnered with a coalition of companies and industry groups to urge the counties to revise their SIP orders to reclassify construction as an “essential” business. The new orders come with a range of rules and requirements to ensure the health and safety of construction sites and workers. To learn about the new rules, please visit the revised SIP orders for your county: AlamedaContra CostaMarinSan FranciscoSan Mateo and Santa Clara and the City of Berkeley

Council letter to Gov. Newsom on state, county conformity

Coalition letter to mayors, supervisors re essential services

Council letter regarding construction, essential services

Coalition letter to public health officials re construction, SIP

For additional information and housing resources, please visit the Council’s housing resource page.

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