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Washington Construction to Fully Restart in June


Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State is working closely with the state’s construction industry to let projects resume in June. At a May 1st press conference, Inslee declared that the state will let novel construction projects commence in phase two of a four-phased approach in an attempt to ease the March 23 lockdown.

On April 24th, Inslee allowed construction deemed “low risk” to resume prior to the end of Washington’s stay-at-home order under a 31-point COVID-19 prevention plan created by the governor.

Phase two of the plan now authorizes new construction with all appropriate health restrictions, together with other business resumption, like restaurants at half-capacity, barbershops, salons, and car dealerships. This phase also lets small gatherings of five or less, which is anticipated to grow to 50 during the third phase.

We can help you comply with state requirements. If you are a public contractor in Washington or anywhere else in the United States and need to secure bid & performance and payment bonds, Colonial Surety Company provides a direct, digital way to secure a surety line of credit. You can apply online today and we will review your submission. Once approved, you gain access to The Partnership Account® for Contractors. When you are a partner, we give you power of attorney and corporate seal to issue your own bids bonds, direct access to the underwriter, lines in writing, complete security, and control over your business. Apply now.