Under increasing pressure, Gov. Inslee allows low-risk construction to resume
Counties and sheriffs statewide force governor to back off quarantine restrictions
April 23, 2020
OLYMPIA – Under increasing pressure from counties, Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday said he would allow low-risk construction to resume immediately.
The caveats — each contractor must have personal protective gear for employees, provide coronavirus training for workers, require workers would remain at least six feet apart and maintain an on-site supervisor to enforce compliance.
According to Inslee, the decision to “reopen” construction followed an agreement reached between leaders in government, the construction industry and health care workers.
“We found a way to allow low-risk constru...