“Construction of Housing” Is “Essential Infrastructure”

On March 21, officials with Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas, the city of Kansas City, MO, and Jackson County, MO, issued a “stay-at-home” order, effective on Tuesday March 24th, to limit the public’s exposure to one another in an effort to slow the spread of the Covid-19. Essential business activities named within the order, however, will be allowed to continue subject to the public health guidelines related to social distancing.

“Construction of housing” has been designated as “Essential Infrastructure.”

There is a press conference scheduled for 1 pm on Sunday, March 22 at Union Station where these leaders will share further details. But members of the KCHBA are advised that while the residential construction industry in Kansas City is “open for business” it is not “business as usual.” We would recommend that each KCHBA member continue to refer to public health notices and adhere to the social distancing requirements as part of the industry’s “Essential Infrastructure” designation.

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