Council’s Advocacy Helps Reopen Vital Construction Work
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: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San 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
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