How Coronavirus Is Affecting the Construction Industry: An Evolving Tracker of Construction Shutdowns Across the United States

By Mark McCallum posted 03-25-2020 03:17 PM


By Lisa Glahn, Jeffrey Blease, Nicholas Meros, and Nicholas Kitzman of Foley and Lardner LLP

Updated: March 24, 2020 Published: March 20, 2020

The U.S. construction market has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rapidly evolving state and local orders governing business closures, limitations on social gatherings, and restrictions on commerce are being issued and clarified daily. Foley's nationally ranked Construction Practice has been continually tracking those states in which construction has been impacted by such orders. Our construction tracker serves as a critical resource for owners, contractors, laborers and suppliers trying to make sense of the current landscape. Please note, even in states where construction is permitted to continue, the health and safety of all who access and work on construction sites must be the utmost priority. Updates should be made to health and safety plans and project parties should work together to determine best practices for maintaining the health, welfare, and safety of all.

Click on the Construction Shutdown Tracker button below that is meant to track construction-related impacts and will serve as a developing resource for owners, contractors, laborers and suppliers trying to make sense of the current landscape.

Construction Shutdown Tracker


Lisa F. GlahnLisa Glahn is a partner and vice chair of Foley & Lardner’s Construction Practice. She advises a wide range of public and private companies on strategic deal structuring, contract formation, complex litigation and claims resolutions. Her clients include contractors, developers, lenders and owners through all phases of the construction process.


Jeffrey R. BleaseJeffrey Blease is a partner and chair of Foley’s Construction Practice. He represents clients involved in all aspects of the construction industry, including owners, national contractors, developers, engineers, subcontractors, and suppliers. Jeff provides “shovel to gavel” representation, handling all legal aspects of a construction project, including permitting, zoning, licensing, environmental, bid protests, contract, financing, insurance and performance issues, including litigating disputes with owners, contractors, consultants, subcontractors, suppliers and others.


Nicholas J.P. MerosNicholas Meros is an associate and member of Foley’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice where he focuses on commercial litigation, constitutional law, government procurement, administrative rule challenges, white collar criminal defense and appellate litigation.


Nicholas W. KitzmanNicholas Kitzman is an associate and member of Foley’s Real Estate Practice where he represents clients in a variety of real estate matters including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and financing of commercial and residential property.


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