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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...



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