|Important COVID-19 Information for the Housing Industry|
NEW: Important Executive Order 20-74 Information
Under guidance issued by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry pursuant to Executive Order 20-74, all construction firms must develop and implement COVID Preparedness Plans by Monday, June 29, 2020.
These requirements, written and implemented without any industry input, require:
Safety Signs (Downloadable):
If you have questions or concerns about these new requirements, please contact the Department of Labor of Industry’s OSHA Workplace Safety Consultation division:
Housing First Minnesota is Working For You
There are short-term impacts being felt across the industry today and we could still see longer-term impacts. During this time of uncertainty and challenges your association is working to ensure our industry comes out of this crisis stronger than before.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Residential construction, land development and real estate services have all been declared critical sectors and are allowed to continue, with added precautions. Learn More .
OSHA has developed a guide for workplace safety during COVID-19. You can download this guide, along with our resources on Housing First Minnesota COVID-19 Resources Page. Learn more .
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry asks you contact its office, with issue. Contact information is available on our COVID-19 and Inspections page .
SWPPP inspection and compliance have not been suspended. Be sure to remain compliant. The MPCA may be granting regulatory relief for those with issues directly related to COVID-19. Read more .
State entities that license or certify contractors have adjusted their operations. Learn more .
Yes, Executive Order 20-16 calls for all non-health care organizations to inventory PPE that can be used by front line health care workers. Learn more .
The State of Minnesota has asked that PPE be dropped off at the Salvation Army Office in Roseville. Learn more .
Yes, according to OSHA, COVID-19 is a reportable illness. Learn more .
For the latest information on COVID-19 in Minnesota, visit the Minnesota Department of Health’s COVID-19 Page .
The Small Business Administration has a dedicated website for information related to SBA Disaster Loans. Learn more .
Housing First Minnesota Operations:
Our foremost priority and guiding principle in all of our deliberations and decisions is the health and well-being of all industry members, their customers, employees, and our staff at Housing First Minnesota. We are continuing to monitor, communicate with key stakeholders, and evaluate this rapidly changing and unprecedented landscape for our industry.