Directors Stay at Home Order

Housing Construction and Essential Business Construction Considered Essential Infrastructure  Yesterday afternoon, Governor Mike DeWine announced a “stay-at-home” order effective at 11:59pm on Monday, March 23 to last through April 6th.

Most important for HBA members, the residential construction industry (specifically essential business construction and housing construction) is listed as “essential infrastructure” and thus are allowed to continue work during the “stay-at-home” period.

Click here to view the order in its entirety. 

Included as essential personnel by the order are:

·         Financial and insurance institutions. Bank, currency exchanges, consumer lenders, including but not limited, to payday lenders, pawnbrokers, consumer installment lenders and sales finance lenders, credit unions, appraisers, title companies, financial markets, trading and futures exchanges, affiliates of financial institutions, entities that issue bonds, related financial institutions, and institutions selling financial products. Also insurance companies, underwriters, agents, and brokers, and related insurance claims and agency services;

·          Hardware and supply stores. Hardware stores and businesses that sell electrical, plumbing, and heating material;

·          Critical trades. Building and Construction Tradesmen and Tradeswomen, and other trades including but not limited to plumbers, electricians, exterminators, cleaning and janitorial staff for commercial and governmental properties, security staff, operating engineers, HVAC, painting, moving and relocation services, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, and Essential Businesses and Operations;

·         Supplies for Essential Businesses and Operations. Businesses that sell, manufacture, or supply other Essential Businesses and Operations with the support or materials necessary to operate, including computers, audio and video electronics, household appliances; IT and telecommunication equipment; hardware, paint, flat glass; electrical, plumbing and heating material; sanitary equipment; personal hygiene products; food, food additives, ingredients and components; medical and orthopedic equipment; optics and photography equipment; diagnostics, food and beverages, chemicals, soaps and detergent; and firearm and ammunition suppliers and retailers for purposes of safety and security;

·         Professional services. Professional services, such as legal services, accounting services, insurance services, real estate services (including appraisal and title services);

The Western Ohio Home Builders Association will continue to update members as we learn new information, but we urge all members to stay safe and practice the COVID-19 Job Site Guidelines

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