Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins revised the coronavirus pandemic order to classify construction for public works, residential, commercial, and schools as critical infrastructure. NBCDFW.com reports the order also prohibits elective additions and maintenance.
The order, issued Sunday, outlines steps employers and employees must take to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, including taking protective measures on the jobsite and enacting cleaning and disinfecting procedures.
Construction employers must follow requirements in the COVID-19 Safety Recommendations issued by the Construction Industry Safety Coalition, including mandatory temperature checks for all workers before they leave home. If a worker has a temperature above 99.6 degrees Fahrenheit, they are prohibited from going to work and must stay at their residence.
Temperature checks for all workers must also occur at the construction site before work can begin. If an employee or contractor has a temperature above 99.6 degrees Fahrenheit, they should be sent home immediately.