Governor Inslee Announces Plan to Allow Construction
Gov. Jay Inslee has announced plans to allow some construction projects to occur as a part of a “Phase 1 Construction Restart” plan.
The Governor’s April 24 addendum to Proclamation 20-25 (Stay Home – Stay Healthy Order), which was updated on April 29, allows some construction to occur as long as projects comply with a number of safety and health requirements that were identified by the Governor as part of the addendum. For more information on types of construction projects that are qualified to restart under the addendum, please reference FAQs on the Governor's Construction Memo.
These safety and health requirements include maintaining at least six feet of distance between workers at job sites. A more detailed explanation of the requirements is outlined in the Governor’s Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Jo.
The City of Bellevue shares the governor’s commitment to ensuring the health and safety of workers. The requirements will also assist in ensuring that city inspectors can safely perform inspections of construction projects. Development Services department staff are prepared to inspect construction projects that are implementing the governor’s requirements.
The city has outlined expectations regarding site safety measures and inspections in order to facilitate continuing construction work in a safe and timely manner.
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) will enforce the Governor’s Phase 1 COVID-19 jobsite safety and health requirements. Complaints may be submitted to the L&I Call Center (1-800-423-7233) or via e-mail to email@example.com.
Have a question? Please ask your inspector. They’re here to help.