COVID-19 Industry News

Public Health Will Lift All Dane County Orders June 2, 2021

As of June 2, 2021, all public health orders in Dane County have been lifted in recognition of the latest CDC guidance, Dane County’s outstanding vaccination rate, and our currently low average number of daily cases. Even without public health orders, your business or workplace may voluntarily implement policies for customers and staff.

More details here and here.

July 30, 2020 – Gov. Evers Issues Executive Order Declaring Public Health Emergency and Requiring Face Coverings Statewide

The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and will expire on September 28, 2020 or by a subsequent superseding order.

Executive Order #82 declaring a public health emergency

Emergency Order #1 requiring face coverings statewide

Sample Letter for Essential Employees

This letter explains that your employee is working as part of essential operations as outlined in the Executive Order. You may edit this as needed to make it more appropriate to your business operations. In doing so, consider best practices and safety.

Click here to view / download the letter

April 16, 2020 – EMERGENCY ORDER #28 – Safer at Home Order Extended to May 26, 2020

Click here to read the Order

April 14, 2020 – Why State DOTs need a $50B Federal Revenue Backstop for FY 2020 and FY 2021

On April 6, 2020, AASHTO requested Congress to provide $49.95 billion as an immediate revenue backstop for state DOTs in order to
prevent major disruptions in their ability to operate and maintain their transportation systems during this national emergency.

Click here to read the memo

April 10, 2020 – COVID-19 Response Plan for Field Operations

It is critical that the transportation construction industry exercise best practices on jobsites to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin industry partners have worked together to develop a COVID-19 Response Plan for Field Operations to protect workers and ensure that our industry can continue delivering infrastructure for Wisconsin citizens and businesses during this public health crisis. This plan outlines important jobsite communication, sanitation, health screening and other measures that should be considered in the workplace to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

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April 3, 2020 – COVID-19 Best Practice Health and Safety Guidelines for Employees in the Cement and Concrete Industry

The American Concrete Pavement Association has developed a document on COVID-19 best practices that apply directly to our industry.

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Click here to read the Order.

March 19, 2020 – Wisconsin’s Construction Industry To Continue Work, Progress On Projects Statewide: Safeguards announced for jobsites through duration of COVID-19 outbreak

This letter details the construction industry’s response to COVID-19 that outlines best practices on your construction practices. Please keep this in mind as you work each day because the generation of this document was a key to the exemption in the Governor’s executive order. 

Click here to read the letter.

March 18, 2020 – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is working closely with local, state, and federal agencies amid COVID-19 outbreak.

Click here to read the letter.

Additional Resources

American Concrete Pavement Association

American Society of Civil Engineers

Wisconsin Department of Transportation