What about construction sites?

Residential and commercial construction orders are in the process of being revisited on being considered “essential services” and will be shut down or severely restricted as of 12:01am on 3/21/20. "Essential Business" in our current orders include "Plumbers, Electricians, Exterminators, Internet or broadband providers and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities and "Essential Businesses."

From the questions that we’ve received about the Public Health order regarding construction that went into effect at midnight 3/20/20, here are some of the answers to the questions we’ve received.

  • Can you do snow removal on sites?
    • Yes, that is the normal essential maintenance that is allowed to continue.
  • Can the crew secure the site, do temporary shoring up of structural areas?
    • Yes, we want you and your crew to leave your sites safe and not open to the public- filling in holes, covering open areas, fencing off areas and protecting your site from the elements (winter protection). We want your crews to accomplish this as quickly as possible so that they can leave your jobsites safe and then get home to shelter in place during this critical timeframe to curb the spread of the virus.
  • Can we do interior trim or exterior siding or other work if our crews are locals only?
    • No, this does not meet the intent of keeping residents, including your employees, sheltered at home. Even healthy people can carry and spread the Covid-19 virus and we are learning that some people are far more susceptible others.
  • What about emergency repairs, frozen pipes or dangerous wiring?
    • Emergency repairs are allowed in this order, but again the goal is to accomplish them safely and quickly so that all residents can get back to the shelter in place orders.
  • How long does this new order last?
    • This order is not indefinite. As of now, it runs through April 3rd and it will be reconsidered by the County on April 1st.

We know this is hard for you and your workers. We want you to get back to work as soon as possible. Please inform your workers about the community services information on our website.

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1. Who can I reach out to for mental health concerns?
2. Which Public Health order are we following, the State’s that goes through April 26 or the County’s through May 1st?
3. Who do I contact with non-medical questions?
4. How long is the shelter in place order for?
5. Are the roads and public transit being shut down?
6. If a resident leaves San Miguel County, will they be able to come back in?
7. Are restaurants open? What about liquor stores/cannabis shops?
8. What about second homeowners and visitors?
9. What if I have guests booked in my properties?
10. What about construction sites?
11. Can construction sites continue to operate with minimal staff as long as they maintain social distancing and have only local workers?
12. Can the crew secure the site, do temporary shoring up of structural areas?
13. I am a plumber/electrician/provide another home service, should I still make house calls?
14. Can we do interior trim or exterior siding or other work if our crews are locals only?
15. What about emergency repairs, frozen pipes or dangerous wiring?
16. Can realtors show properties as long as they maintain social distancing?
17. Are the schools going to shut down?
18. What is considered an essential business?
19. Can you do snow removal on sites?