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 now under a Safer-at-Home Order extended until 7/3/20. Governor Ivey issued guidance on the Safer at Home Order that phases in new business openings through July 3.


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. May 22  begins Phase 3 of "Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan." All businesses will be open under certain conditions. 

 

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. Stay at Home Order expires 5/15/20. Under Executive Order 2020-33, "Returning Stronger," most businesses are allowed to reopen. Gov. Ducey also issued guidelines for business reopenings. 

 

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 starting 5/11/20. Multiple industry sectors moved into Stage 2 on June 15.

 

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. No set end date for Stay at Home Order. On May 8, California is in Stage 2 of its plan to reopen businesses. Gov. Newsom issued guidance requiring face coverings to be worn in all public places.

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. Stay at Home Order expired. On April 26, Governor Polis issued a "Safer at Home" order that allows businesses to resume operations throughout the state, and the state also released a Fast Facts Sheet. Safer at Home Order expires 7/1/20 and the state is currently in Phase 3. "Protect our Neighbors." Gov. issued guidance requiring face coverings in public through 7/1/20.  


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. All non-essential businesses must telecommute. Reopening Order replaced Stay at Home Order through 6/20/20. CT currently in Phase 2 of reopening as of 6/17/20.

 

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. Stay at Home Order expires 5/31/20. Governor Carney announced that certain small businesses can resume limited operations 5/8/20. Target to begin Phase 1 of the Re-Opening Plan is 6/1/20. Governor Carney introduced new guidance for businesses to open May 20. Phase 2 began 6/15/20

 

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. Stay at Home Order expires 6/8/20. 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 - Phase 2 began 6/15/20.

 

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. The statewide executive Order supercedes all local ordinances. Stay at Home Order expired on 4/27/20 for most counties. Phase 1 of the​ Plan for Florida's Recovery began 5/4/20. All counties except Miami-Dade and Broward are in Phase 2. 

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. The Governor issued an Executive Order on 5/28/20 to allow certain non-essential businesses reopening. Stay at Home Order expired 4/30/20.


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. Stay at Home order expires 5/31/20. Reopening Memo. Governor Ige announced that HI is in Phase 3 "Act with Care."


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. Stay at Home Order expires 4/30/20 and will not be extended. Idaho Rebounds sets forth a phased-in reopening plan. ID began Phase 3 on 5/30/20. 


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. Stay at Home Order expires 5/30/20. 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. IL entered Phase 4 on 6/26/20.

  • Chicago Stay At Home FAQs - Follows state order, which specifically identifies building management and maintenance as essential functions, as well as construction as essential functions.

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." Stage 4 began 6/13/20. Stage 5 will begin 7/4/20. 

Iowa - Executive Order - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. Governor Reynolds issued a new proclamation lifting restrictions on nonessential surgeries starting 4/27/20. Other restrictions will be lifted after the Stay at Home Extension expires on 5/27/20. Order to outline more openings.

 

Kansas  - Executive Order 20-16 - Executive Order Establishing Essential Function Framework - Executive Order Prohibiting Gatherings of 10 or More - 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. Executive Order 20-19 states professional and occupational licenses and permits that expire during the State of Emergency are extended to 90 days past date emergency has been terminated. On 4/30/20 Exec. Orders 20-28 and 20-29 were issued beginning Phase 1 of "Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas." Counties following Ad Astra plan were encouraged to enter Stage 3 on 6/8/20. Some counties are in the final phase of the plan. 


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. Stay at Home Order has no set expiration date. State is phasing in opening businesses through the end of June. 


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 entered Phase 2 of its reopening plan on June 5.  Stay at Home Order expired 5/15/20. 

 

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.  Stay at Home Order expires 5/31/20. Governor issued plans for the state to gradually open over the next few months.

 

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. Certain businesses were allowed to reopen 5/15/20. Find status for specific counties here. Governor announced MD is in Stage 2 as of 6/5/20. 

 

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. Governor Baker issued reopening guidance for companies to follow during Phase 1. Reopening 4 Phase Approach. State currently in Phase 2 as of 6/1/20.

  • Boston - Between 5/18-5/25 the City will allow essential construction meeting certain criteria. After May 25, the City will permit any construction type that is allowed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 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. Modifications made to employment laws and other worker benefits. Executive Order #77 outlines the requirements to extend Stay at Home Order until 5/28/20 but allow construction and manufacturing to begin. Safe Start Plan.  Construction guidance. Stay at Home Order lifted 6/8/20. State in Phase 4 - construction and manufacturing is allowed with restrictions. 

 

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. Stay at Home order expired 5/4/20. Gov. Walz announced new easing of restrictions to take place 6/10/20. 

 

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 new Safe Return Order to take effect from 6/1/20-6/15/20.


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. Beginning 5/4/20 the state will begin a phased in reopening of the economy. State entered Stage 2 on 6/16/20.


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 to begin 4/26/20. Stay at Home Order expired 4/24/20.

 

Nebraska - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. A number of coronavirus rules will be relaxed across the state beginning 5/4/20. Gov. Ricketts announced reopening plans. 93 counties moving to Phase 3.  

 

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. Stay at Home Order expired on 5/15/20. Certain businesses were allowed to reopen 5/1/20. NV also issued updated guidance related to construction. Nevada United Roadmap to Recovery. Industry specific guidance. Phase 2 of reopening took effect 5/29/20. 

 

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. 5/1/20 Gov. Sununu issued Exec. Order 40 to extend Stay-at-Home and allows the reopening of certain businesses. Work related to elevators & escalators, construction, manufacturing and supporting functions all listed and allowed. Stay at Home Order extended until 6/15/20 though some business restrictions will be lifted throughout May. Reopening Guidance - state is in Phase 2 with certain businesses opening throughout June. 

 

New Jersey - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. Non-retail businesses may stay open, but must accommodate their workforce, wherever practicable, for telework and maintain social distancing. Construction and repair workers are two examples used of businesses that can't telework. Stay at Home Order does not have an expiration date. Executive Order #122 outlines the parameters related to essential construction and other provisions. The Road Back Recovery Guidance. State will enter Phase 2 on 6/15/20.

 

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. Stay at Home Order expires 5/31/20. Reopen New Mexico


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. Under new guidance issued by the state, only approved construction is deemed essential. Forward New York Industries Reopening. NYC, Mid-Hudson and Long Island in Phase 2, other counties are in Phase 3.

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. Stay at Home Order expired 5/8/20, and Governor Cooper announced plans to lift the restrictions in three phases. Modified Stay at Home Order and Phase 1 in effect until 5/22/20. 


North Dakota - No explicit restrictions on elevator maintenance, construction, manufacturing or other elevator work in any building. Businesses allowed to resume 5/1/20. 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. Beginning 5/1/20 the state will begin a phased-in reopening of the economy. Construction to resume 5/4/20 under certain conditions and Gov. announced additional reopening on 6/4/20. Modified Stay at Home and reopening order expires 5/29/20.

 

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. 4/24/20 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 2 of the Reopening Plan. Phase 3 took effect 6/1/20.

 

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 will begin to allow businesses to open 5/15/20. The rule extends the renewal deadline for licenses that were due to renew between 4/1/20 and 12/1/20, until 1/15/21. Stay at Home Order extended until 7/6/20 for counties not in Phase 1 - County Status. Gov. Brown announced plans for counties to enter Phase 2

 

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. 4/24/20 Update: Governor Wolf announced that all construction will resume on May 1.  Stay at Home Order expired 6/5/20. 46 counties in Green Phase and 21 in Yellow Phase. 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 began Phase 1 of its ​reopening plan

 

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. Stay at Home Order was made voluntary on 5/4/20. Non-essential businesses are limited to minimum operations or remote work. Some retail stores have been allowed to reopen. Additional businesses had restrictions lifted by the Governor on 5/15/20. 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 as of 6/4/20.


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. Stay at Home Order expired 4/30/20. Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas: Texas entered Phase 3 on 6/3/20. 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


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 has extended the Stay Home Say Safe order until 5/15/20. Phased in reopening through 6/15/20. Additional reopening announced 6/12/20. 

 

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 2. Phase 3 expected in late June.


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" on 5/1/20. On 4/24/20 Gov. Inslee announced Phase I of reopening construction in WA.  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

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. 4/27/20 the Governor issued "West Virginia Strong - The Comeback" which allows businesses in certain sectors to reopen in phases over the next six weeks. The state is currently in week 9 of the comeback. Stay at Home Order lifted 5/4/20.

 

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. Emergency Order 31 outlines the phased approach for re-opening the economy and society. Stay at Home Order struck down by state's Supreme Court. 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 to take effect 4/28/20.


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. Stay at Home Order expired 4/28/20. Currently in Phase 2 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."


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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