AGC received calls today from contractors confused about the new Stay Safe Ohio Order and face coverings for employees. It is important to note that the previous two “Stay at Home” orders that included essential businesses have expired, and the new Stay Safe Ohio Order is currently in effect. Employers are expected to follow its mandatory requirements and consider implementing the recommended best practices.

In regard to face coverings, based on an email exchange with the Governor’s office, discussions with OFCC, and the text of new Order and related information on the Responsible Restart Ohio webpage, construction employees are mandated to wear face coverings unless they are covered under the exceptions listed (see #8 in the Order).