After issuing the 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy' order on Monday, Governor Jay Inslee is declaring residential and commercial construction as a non-essential job.
According to the Office of the Governor, the exceptions for the order are limited including:
- Construction related to essential activities as described in the order
- To further a public purpose related to a public entity or governmental function or facility, including but not limited to publicly financed low-income housing
- To prevent spoliation and avoid damage or unsafe conditions, and address emergency repairs at both non-essential businesses and residential structures.
According to the Officer of the Governor, all construction activity must meet social distancing and appropriate health measures.