Status of Construction Industry (Essential/Non-Essential):

MarylandEssential -- Executive Order as of March 30, 2020 and Interpretive Guide

District of Columbia: Essential -- Stay at Home Order, March 30, 2020

Virginia: Essential -- Stay At Home Order, March 30, 2020

ABC National: State and Local Construction Announcements

Federal Government: Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19

April 3, 2020

April 2, 2020

April 1, 2020

March 31, 2020

March 30, 2020


  • DC: Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) remains operational, but the office located at 1100 4th Street SW will be unavailable to the public for in-person services from Wednesday, March 25 until Monday, April 27. Utilize DCRA online services. For questions utilize the live chat feature on the website during normal business hours, call (202)442-4400, or email at
  • DC: Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA): As of March 25, 2020--Construction continues to be allowed in the District Monday – Saturday from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm without any special permits. DCRA inspectors are continuing to investigate reports of illegal construction throughout the District.
  • For members interested in becoming an Emergency Vendor with the state of Maryland, to contract or lease safety/health goods, please click here
  • Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS): DPS will no longer accept new projects via paper submissions; Inspections continue as usual. more >


In order to stay up-to-date and access accurate information, our members are encouraged to utilize the below links.

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Local and State Government and Labor Resources >


  • Construction Industry Status (essential/non-essential) 
  • Permitting and Inspection Status Information
  • Emergency Business Relief Fund Programs and Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Information
  • Department of Labor and Unemployment
  • And More >

Local and State Government Healthcare Information Resources >

COVID-19 Emotional and Mental Health Resources >

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