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COVID-19 and S W Wold Construction

September 12, 2020

From the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, S W Wold has been working to keep local homes safe and on the job. That effort is now being redoubled as the country faces a worrying spike in cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the virus.

Early efforts focused on the safety of workers on construction sites. S W Wold adapted CDC guidance into a Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Plan for Construction tailored specifically to home building job sites and published on March 25. S W Wold Inc has been monitoring the changes in official guidance with the CDC.

A safe workers' plan was immediately adopted by S W Wold in the home building process, adding local guidance and distributing to members  the materials necessary on job sites and providing training to workers and our partners.

Necessary safety materials were distributed in order to keep job sites open and safe for the buyers and workers dedicated to building excellence during the recent spikes in the COVID-19 cases. S W Wold builds in many counties including Anoka, Isanti and Sherburne.

Construction  is deemed an essential service in Minnesota, the CDC guidance was specifically cited after being shared by Governor Waltz.

While many of S W Wold focused on worker safety, staff worked with local officials to keep workers on the job site. Due to the nature of most home building work – often done outdoors and with masks and other protective equipment already standard – construction was seen as one of a few industries that could be considered safe and essential.

There remains the possibility that OSHA will issue a temporary emergency standard on workplace coronavirus safety in the Biden administration, making adherence to comprehensive safety protocols even more critical. S W Wold remains diligent in our efforts to continue building custom homes for the community.

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