Several weeks have passed since Governor Brown formally ordered all Oregonians to “Stay Home, Save Lives,” and owners, project designers, and contractors have all had the opportunity to absorb its initial impacts. While many stakeholders were initially relieved that construction projects in Oregon could apparently continue—subject to the various social distancing and travel restrictions described in the Order—that does not mean that proceeding with ongoing or planned construction projects is without impact or risk from COVID-19.
As we face the apparent likelihood that the Order will remain in place for several more weeks if not into the summer, there are a number of considerations that all project participants should keep in mind when deciding whether to continue with or start a construction project. Read the full article here.
Originally published as “OP-ED: Can (or should) my project continue during the shutdown?” by the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce, April 17, 2020.