Governor Abbott’s Tuesday Executive Order clears the way for contractors in Austin to get back on the job. Mayor Adler agreed late Thursday after initially banning construction in Austin on March 24th.
The previous ban on construction by Austin was in contrast to other metro areas in the state where construction work was deemed essential. The mayor’s back to work guidelines include “numerous employer requirements for all construction work. Those include social distancing guidelines and healthy work practice requirements, including pre-screening the “general health” of workers, limiting crew sizes and rotating shifts for sites with more than 10 workers on the job a time.”