Connecticut Executive Order 7H: Guidance on Essential Business

Plainville, CT – In an update on Monday, the Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut (CT ABC), addressed Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Order 7H, and what it means for construction in Connecticut:
The Lamont Administration has released updated guidance to help businesses determine what is and is not considered “essential” as it applies to his executive order from March 20 which forces all “non-essential” businesses to close effective Monday, March 23 at 8 p.m. Read the entire document here.  The excerpt which applies to construction is listed below. Construction is broadly defined as “essential” under these guidelines.
Excerpt from the Guidelines (Full Document Here)
For purposes of Executive Order 7H, “essential business,” means:
9. Construction including
  • all skilled trades such as electricians, HVAC, and plumbers
  • general construction, both commercial and residential
  • other related construction firms and professionals for essential infrastructure or for emergency repair and safety purposes
  • planning, engineering, design, bridge inspection, and other construction support activities
If any business or organization has any staff that is able to work from home, the administration urges you to have them do so. The ABC National website has some resources available such as toolbox talks, and a link to some CDC coronavirus workplace posters: