Is Construction Essential in Your State?

April 21, 2020

Construction has been deemed as an essential business activity in several states despite “stay at home” or “shelter in place” orders that have been put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some states have varying restrictions from partial to complete shut downs of construction activity. With agent partners and contractor clients located across the country, Merchants continues to stay on top of construction restrictions and the effects of the pandemic.

Below is a map marking states where construction is essential with an “E.”

Updated as of May 18, 2020

Construction Deemed Essential:

  • Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Limited with Construction Deemed Essential (No Statewide Order):

  • California, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

No Restrictions:

  • Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

For more information check out Builder Online's State-by-State Tracker