Construction Status by State

UPDATE: As states have begun to reopen this map is no longer being updated. If another wave of construction closures occur, we will resume updates. Thank you for all the positive feedback on this resource!

The construction landscape is changing daily as COVID-19 restrictions ebb and flow across different areas of the United States. Data is sourced from publicly available information issued by authorities in the individual jurisdictions. Use the interactive map below to stay abreast of the changes impacting construction and real estate development within each state.

The map is color-coded to indicate statewide orders for stopped work (red), restrictions in major markets (yellow), and no restrictions (green). By clicking on any state on the map, additional information about the statewide order is provided including links to the source documentation. Any information about major markets with orders that deviate from the statewide order is also detailed.

Click each state for more information

While we are actively working to provide the most up-to-date information, this tool is not a replacement for checking eligibility to continue work with local authorities. Updates and corrections can be submitted to

CISA Critical Infrastructure Guidance

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cyber & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce. The document outlines 16 industries as critical infrastructure and the specific activities necessary to support these industries.

Original CISA guidance issued on March 19th only explicitly mentioned construction workers for the Public Works and Communications & Information Technology industries. Updated CISA guidance issued on March 28th names several additional types of construction work as “essential.” Most notably, the Residential/Shelter Facilities and Services now explicitly allows construction on all residential units:

Workers performing housing construction-related activities to ensure additional units can be made available to combat the nation’s existing housing supply shortage.

Several governors reference the CISA guidance as the baseline guidance for their executive orders. However, many take the additional step of specifically naming construction as “essential business.”

Additional Resources

WHITE PAPER Breaking Construction: Preparing for the Impacts of COVID-19 on Real Estate Development

WEBINAR View a recording of a Q&A on the impacts of COVID-19 with Rabbet CEO, Will Mitchell, originally recorded on March 31

COMMUNITY Join the CRE Development Slack workspace for the latest discussion on COVID-19