Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

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Many of the state and local resources below cite the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo. Visit CISA's Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19  page for more information, as well as the updated CISA Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce. In Canada, the National Strategy for Critical Infrastructure provides Guidance on Essential Services and Functions in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic. And Mexico's Ministry of Health offers guidance here and the National Law Review provides information on Essential Activity Restrictions.


Disclaimer: The information below is compiled to the best of our knowledge and may not include every state or local directive impacting businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information contained herein also should NOT be construed to provide legal advice.



State & Local Resources

Alabama - Updated 4-3-20 Executive Order references US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. State is under a Safer-at-Home Order. Governor Ivey issued guidance on the Safer at Home Order.


Alaska - Executive Order - New Health Mandate #11 provides guidance and references U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. State is in Phase 3 of "Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan." 

 

Arizona - The list of essential services maintained on the Governor's website references US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers.  License renewals extended for six months unless renewal can be completed online. Other provisions related to continuing ed, fees, examinations, etc.  Arizona has paused reopening efforts. Gov. Ducey issued guidelines for business reopenings. Additional information is available in the July 23 Executive Order.

 

Arkansas - Executive Order - Business Limitations - Gatherings Directive - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building.  Governor released plans to reopen specific businesses. The state is in Stage 2.

 

California - California - Executive Order - Shelter in Place - Safer at Home Order - Gubernatorial Executive Order provides guidance and reference U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. Citizens ordered to stay home unless working in one of the critical infrastructure sectors outlined in the CISA Guidance. The state is in "Early" Stage 2 of its plan to reopen businesses. The reopening plan is based on county metrics. The state has paused its reopening efforts and there is no expiration for the stay at home order. County information is available hereAdditional information on counties on the monitoring list. 


Colorado - Updated Executive Order lists building maintenance, skilled trades and construction as critical businesses. Other firms who maintain the safety and critical operation of residences and other critical businesses or government functions, as well as manufacturing in support of a critical business are listed. In November, the state implemented a county-by-county phased reopening after cases increased. Previously, the state had been following the Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors order


Connecticut - Executive Order - Gubernatorial Executive Order provides guidance and reference U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. CT currently in Phase 2 of reopening order. A 14-day quarantine travel restriction is in place for travelers coming from high-risk states/jurisdictions. 

 

Delaware - Executive Order - Fourth modification to the State of Emergency references US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. State is in Phase 2 and reopening efforts have been paused. 

 

District of Columbia - Mayor's Order Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Executive Order - DCRA Service Updates - Exec. Order 2020-053 references US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. The DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs issued a Service Update to provide information about Permit/Plan Review, professional and business licenses, construction and other activities. Reopen DC - the District is in Phase 2. A 14-day quarantine  travel restriction is in place. 

 

Florida - Governor issued statewide "Stay at Home" order referencing US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. State is in Phase 3 of the Plan for Florida's Recovery.

Georgia - Executive Order - Governor issued statewide "Stay at Home" order referencing US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. Public Health State of Emergency is renewed through December 9. 


Hawaii - Executive Order - Supplemental Proclamation - New proclamation references U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices and service centers.  Reopening Memo. HI is in Phase 3 "Act with Care." A 14-day quarantine travel restriction is in place. 


Idaho - Executive Order - Statewide Stay at Home Order - Stay at Home Order references US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. Idaho Rebounds sets forth a phased-in reopening plan. ID is in Phase 3 of a modified plan as of October 27, 2020. 


Illinois -  Exec. Order 2020-10 references US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. Governor Pritzker announced Restore Illinois which breaks the state into five regions and will allow a phased in approach to businesses reopening if certain metrics are met. Currently all 11 regions of Illinois are operating under Phase 4 which includes stringent mitigation efforts.

Indiana - Executive Order - Executive Order specifically identifies building management and maintenance and construction as essential functions. And it references US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. Exec. Order 20-26, outlines the 5-phased plan "The Roadmap to Reopen Indiana." The state is in Stage 4.5 of its reopening efforts. The Executive Order has been renewed through December 12. 


Iowa - Executive Order - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building.

 

Kansas  - Executive Order 20-16 - No state elevator program, but Governor's Executive Order 20-16 references US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. "Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas." The state is in Phase 3.


Kentucky - Executive Order - Executive Order Healthy at Home -  Health Order on Public Facing Businesses - Executive Order references US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. The state has paused its reopening efforts.


Louisiana - Executive Order - Extended Stay at Home Order - Executive Order references US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. KY is in Phase 3 of its reopening plan.

  • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a major bipartisan interstate compact with the Rockefeller Foundation to expand the use of rapid point-of-care antigen tests to slow the spread of COVID-19 and continue safely reopening the states.

Maine - Executive Order 3/31/20 - Executive Order 3/24/20 - Executive Order - Executive Order references US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. Governor issued plans for the state to reopen, but has also extended the state of emergency. Maine is currently in Phase 3.

 

Maryland - Extension of Licenses, Permits, Registrations - Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery - Executive Order references US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. Professional licenses that would expire or be due for renewal during the state of emergency are extended to 30 days from date emergency is terminated. Other deadlines extended as well. As of 4/20/20, MD Elevator Safety Inspections Department has resumed performing final inspections (new construction) and alteration inspections on all elevators, escalators and lifts. Find status for specific counties here. Governor announced MD is in Stage 3. 

  • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a major bipartisan interstate compact with the Rockefeller Foundation to expand the use of rapid point-of-care antigen tests to slow the spread of COVID-19 and continue safely reopening the states. 

Massachusetts - Essential Services Notice - Essential Services - Assemblage Guidance - Order Extension March 31 - License 90 Day Extensions - Extension of Registrations of Licensed Professionals - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. Guidance list of essential services includes construction and workers to ensure continuity of building functions. Business and professional licenses that expire during the State of Emergency are extended to 90 days past date emergency has been terminated. Reopening 4 Phase Approach. State currently in Step 1 of  Phase 3. The current indefinite executive order has almost all businesses open and no restrictions on construction.

  • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a major bipartisan interstate compact with the Rockefeller Foundation to expand the use of rapid point-of-care antigen tests to slow the spread of COVID-19 and continue safely reopening the states. 

Michigan - Executive Order 2020-42 - Executive Order to Suspend Activities -  Executive Order references US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. Elevator Safety Division requests that all test reports be submitted electronically to elevsafety@michigan.gov. Safe Start Plan has been amended and many reopening provisions were walked back as a result. Construction guidance.

  • Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) issued an order which requires businesses to develop COVID-19 preparedness and response plans, designate supervisors to implement and monitor those plans, and train employees on workplace infection control and use of personal protective equipment.
  • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a major bipartisan interstate compact with the Rockefeller Foundation to expand the use of rapid point-of-care antigen tests to slow the spread of COVID-19 and continue safely reopening the states. 

Minnesota - Executive Order - Guidance on Stay at Home Order - Executive Order provides guidance and links to a list of critical sectors that references the US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. Gov. Walz announced new easing of restrictions and the state has extended its state of emergency. Minnesota is currently in Phase 3.

 

Mississippi - Executive Order 1466 - Executive Order 1463 - Executive Order references US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. Governor Reeves issued a  Safe Return Order and the state has paused its reopening efforts.


Missouri - Executive Order - 4/3/20 Public Health Order references US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. The state has a phased in reopening of the economy and is currently in Stage 2.


Montana - Executive Order - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. Governor Bullock issued a phased reopening of state businesses and is currently in Phase 2.

 

Nebraska - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. Gov. Ricketts announced reopening plans and the state is currently in the Orange Phase

 

Nevada - Executive Order - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. Under emergency regulations issued on 3/20/20, service providers who work to maintain the safety and essential operations of residences or businesses are allowed. In addition, construction is also listed as essential. NV issued updated guidance related to construction. Nevada United Roadmap to Recovery. Industry specific guidance. The state is currently in Phase 2 of reopening but reopening efforts have been paused. 

 

New Hampshire - Executive Order - Emergency Order 17 - Exhibit A to Emergency Order 17 - Extension of Emergency Orders - Reopening Guidance - Exhibit A to Emergency Order 17 identifies workers to maintain continuity of building functions, construction workers and manufacturing as essential. Reopening Guidance - state is in Phase 2. A 14-day quarantine  travel restriction is in place. 

 

New Jersey - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. The Road Back Recovery Guidance. State is in Phase 2. A 14-day quarantine  travel restriction is in place. 

 

New Mexico - Public Health Order - Commercial and residential construction and maintenance, certain manufacturing and services necessary to maintain the safety or residences and essential businesses deemed essential. The state of emergency and all attendant orders have been extended and the state is in Phase 1 of the Reopen New Mexico plan. A 14-day quarantine  travel restriction is in place. 


New York - Executive Order 3/29/20 - Gov. Cuomo Calls off Non-Essential Construction 3/27/20 - Guidance on Executive Order 3/27/20 -  Guidance on Executive Order for Determining Whether a Business Enterprise is Subject to a Workforce Reduction - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. Only approved construction is deemed essential. Forward New York Industries Reopening. NYC and Long Island in Phase 3, all other regions in Phase 4. A 14-day quarantine  travel restriction is in place. 

North Carolina - Executive Order - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building.  3/30/20 "Stay at Home" order, which references the US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. Governor Cooper announced plans to lift the restrictions in three phases and the state is in Phase 3.


North Dakota - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building.  ND in Green Phase of reopening.

 

Ohio - Stay at Home Order - Stay at Home order references the US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. 

  • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a major bipartisan interstate compact with the Rockefeller Foundation to expand the use of rapid point-of-care antigen tests to slow the spread of COVID-19 and continue safely reopening the states.  

Oklahoma - Executive Order - Executive Order April 1 - Essential Industries List - Website guidance links to the US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. Governor issued "Open Up and Recover Safely: a Three-Phase Approach to Open Oklahoma's Economy." Occupational licenses that expire during this emergency shall be extended. Oklahoma is currently in Phase 3 of the reopening plan.

 

Oregon - Executive Order - Stay at Home Order - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. CAT1 and CAT 5 testing that can not be completed due to the owner or manager not allowing access, the owner can send a letter or email, or sign the work order that they refused access. The letter will be adequate to make sure no fines are issued. Governor Brown's reopening plan was issued and the state has paused its reopening efforts. Restrictions vary by county.

 

Pennsylvania - Business Restrictions - Elevators FAQs - Maintenance is allowed in all buildings.  Manufacturing is restricted for some businesses, but nothing specifically related to elevators (see link). All construction is prohibited unless its for hospital/medical facilities.The state is in the Green Phase of the reopening plan. County dashboard


Rhode Island - Executive Order 3/28/20 - Critical Businesses -  Executive Order - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. 3/24/20: Chief Elevator Inspector indicated that "inspections were still being conducted." Stay at Home Order expired 5/8/20, but does not prohibit maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. State is in Phase 3 of its reopening plan, and Governor Raimondo announced there are no immediate plans to further ease restrictions.

 

South Carolina - Executive Order 4/20/20 - Governor's Exec. Order 2020-18 references the US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers.  Business Resources. Accelerate South Carolina


South Dakota - Governor's Exec. Order 2020-12 references the US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. South Dakota's Plan to Get Back to Normal. The state published a list of recommendations for businesses. 


Tennessee - Executive Order 22 3/30/20 - Essential Services - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. 3/24/20: The Chief indicated that TN "will allow a grace period for write-ups and delinquent testing" Governor Issued "Safer at Home" order on 3/30, but it references the CISA document and does not impact maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. Governor Lee issued Executive Order 35 to allow additional businesses to resume operations under certain conditions. Gov. Lee issued updated business guidance and reopening plans vary by county.


Texas - Executive Order 3/31/20 - Essential Services - Executive Order - Governor's order 3/31/20 references the US Dept of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices and service centers. Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas: Texas entered Phase 3 on 6/3/20, but has paused its reopening efforts. TX Department of Licensing and Regulation has temporarily suspended inspection late fees, allowing businesses to follow the procedure that best meet the business and their industry's needs. Late fees for license renewals have been waived from 3/13-6/15. 


Utah - Executive Order - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. 3/24/20: Rick Sturm, Deputy Division Director indicated that the state of Utah elevator program is "doing business as usual." Guidelines were issued relative to specific industries and requirements to be followed depending on the risk level. Most of the state in either "Low Risk" or "New Normal" phases. Salt Lake City is in the Orange Phase. Business resources. Utah has extended its state of emergency.


Vermont - Executive Order - Addendum to Executive Order - Addendum lists construction necessary to support the COVID-19 response and maintain critical infrastructure; critical manufacturing to support "economic and national security;" other building and property services for the safety and operations of residences or other businesses; and, vendors of technical equipment repair and maintenance. Addendum 10 allows construction work in unoccupied buildings, as well as other activities, to resume under certain conditions. Governor issued a Phased in reopening plan and has extended the state of emergency until September 15. A 14-day quarantine  travel restriction is in place. 

 

Virginia - Executive Order - Stay at Home Order 3/30/20 - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. Governor Issued "Stay at Home" order on 3/30, but it does not impact maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. 5/13/20 Gov. Northam outlined a three-phase plan to ease restrictions on businesses and gatherings. The state is in Phase 3 and paused its reopening efforts. 

  • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a major bipartisan interstate compact with the Rockefeller Foundation to expand the use of rapid point-of-care antigen tests to slow the spread of COVID-19 and continue safely reopening the states. 

Washington - Construction Guidance 3/25/20 - Business Relief- Executive Order on Essential Workers - Stay Home Proclamation 3/23/20 - The guidance provided in conjunction with the Governor's "Safer at Home" bulletion identifies essential businesses and references US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. Gov. Inslee announced his reopening plan "Safe Start WA" and counties must apply to enter new phases. The state's reopening efforts have been paused. Implementation of State Building Code provisions with an effective date of July 1, 2020 has been delayed until November 1, 2020. Gov. Inslee announced Phase 3 guidelines. Washington has new requirements for commercial airports and airlines. On November 15, Gov. Inslee announced additional restrictions from November 16-December 14. 

West Virginia - Executive Order 9-20 - Executive Order 20-20 - Executive Order 21-20 - Executive Order provides guidance and links to a list of critical sectors that references the US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. In addition to the Executive Order that applies statewide, further limitations were ordered for the eastern counties in West Virginia. Governor issued "West Virginia Strong - The Comeback" which allows businesses in certain sectors to reopen in phases. The state is currently in week 13 of the comeback.

 

Wisconsin - Executive Order identifies essential businesses and references US Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) memo to identify critical infrastructure sectors, under which all elevator work is allowed including maintenance, construction, manufacturing, offices, and service centers. Governor Evans declared a new public health emergency on September 22. Reopen Guidelines.


Wyoming - State Health Order - State Health Order #2 - State Health Order #3 -  No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. No Stay at Home Order. Governor implemented state's reopening plan.


Alberta - Restrictions for Mass Gatherings - Support for Employers  and Employees - List of Essential Services - Alberta's Relaunch Strategy -No explicit restrictions on construction. Maintenance seems to be tied to essential businesses. Phase 2 of Alberta's Relaunch Strategy began June 12. 


British Columbia - State of Emergency - List of Essential Services - BC's list of essential businesses include has been updated to specifically reference elevator maintenance and construction. Manufacturing must support an essential business or activity which includes elevator maintenance. Currently in Phase 3 of BC's Restart Plan


Manitoba - State of Emergency Declaration - Public Health Act Letter - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. The province is in Phase 2 as of June 1. 


New Brunswick - Mandatory Order - Guidance for Businesses -No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. Per the guidance issued, construction, maintenance and manufacturing businesses do not need to cease operations. As of May 22, NB is in the Yellow Phase of its reopening plan. 


Newfoundland & Labrador - Special Measures Order - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. Newfoundland and Labrador plans to loosen some public health restrictions in a series of "alert levels" descending from five where one is "normal." Currently at Alert 3 of its phased reopening.


Nova Scotia - Global Order - Renewal of State of Emergency - Health Protection Act Order - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. All businesses, unless specifically directed to close, may continue to operate as long as they employ social distancing. If social distancing cannot be reached, businesses or limited to 5 people. Construction has an exemption. Nova Scotia began easing restrictions on certain parks and recreational activities but has not yet published plans to reopen the entire economy. Emergency orders and closures in effect with no expiration date. Reopening Plan


Northwest Territories - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. Stay at Home and travel restrictions in effect with no expiration date. Path to Eased Public Health Restrictions was released 5/12/20. 


Nunavut - Public Health Act - No restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building as there are no requirements for businesses to close. Self isolation order in effect until rescinded. 


Ontario - List of Essential Workplaces - Workplace Closures Media Release - Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Building maintenance and repair, as well as construction for industrial, commercial residential and institutional sectors are listed as essential workplaces. Emergency orders and closures extended to 6/2/20. On 4/27/20, Ontario released it's three-phased reopening plan, "A Framework for Reopening our Province." TSSA has updated its COVID-19 response and requirements, now that Ontario has entered into Stage 2 and Stage 3 recovery. In many circumstances, TSSA has been offering grace periods for certain requirements. Now that Ontario has entered Stage 2 and Stage 3 recovery, TSSA expects its regulated clients to resume fulfilling their regulatory requirements. TSSA’s current considerations during COVID-19 can be found here.


Prince Edward Island - Public Health Order - Essential and Non-Essential Services - No restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. Very broad definition of "essential services" as services that the interruption of which would endanger the life, health or personal safety of the whole or part of the population. Non-essential businesses are to remain closed indefinitely.  On 4/28/20, the Premier announced PEI's four-phased re-opening plan, "Renew PEI, Together" , and are currently in Phase 3.


Quebec - Government Measures - Construction and Building Maintenance Guidance - "Building maintenance firms," with a specific reference to elevators, is included as a priority activity. Construction and manufacturing began to reopen. on 5/11/20. Health emergency related restrictions expired 5/13/20. Gradual Resumption of Activities


Saskatchewan - Public Health Order - Information for Businesses and Workers - Construction, services performed by tradespeople, residential and commercial installations, and building maintenance and repair are allowed. Phase 1 of Reopen Saskatchewan began 5/4/20. 


Yukon - Public Health Emergency - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. 



NEWS from OSHA - April 14, 2020


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced an interim enforcement response plan  for the coronavirus pandemic. The response plan provides instructions and guidance to OSHA Area Offices and compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) for handling coronavirus-related complaints, referrals, and severe illness reports. Fatalities and imminent danger exposures related to the coronavirus will be prioritized for on-site inspections. Workers requesting inspections, complaining of coronavirus exposure, or reporting illnesses may be protected under one or more whistleblower statutes and will be informed of their protections from retaliation.


This memorandum will take effect immediately and remain in effect until further notice. It is intended to be time-limited to the current public health crisis. For more information about COVID -19 please visit OSHA’s COVID-19 webpage and CDC's COVID-19 webpage.

 

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