Just this afternoon Wake County held a press conference on some changes in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help slow the spread. There has been some confusion around this announcement and we want to make sure you are aware that they did not divide businesses into essential and non-essential.
Wake County Board of Commissioners Chairman Greg Ford today signed a new State of Emergency Declaration. The declaration requires some types of businesses to close, prohibits gatherings of 50 people or more, changes visitation practices at nursing homes and restricts the use of playground equipment at local parks. Those businesses mandated to close are being required to do so as there is no way for them to conduct business without close contact.
New construction is no more restricted this week than it was last week. To be safe, it would be wise to ensure that the number of workers on any particular job site are low and not in close contact.
Prior to the press conference, we were in contact with County officials to discuss the new regulations. We were told that our industry was not intended to be impacted at this time.
However, as we have all come to learn, every day is a new day with this health crisis. We cannot guarantee that more restrictions won’t be forthcoming. But know that we are monitoring this daily and are in constant communication with policy makers at all levels of government.
Here is the link to the official details of the county’s position at this time: http://www.wakegov.com/news/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=1195
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