Ridgefield Protocol

Governor’s Stay at Home Order

On March 23, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee issued the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation” which was further clarified by the Construction Guidance Memorandum issued March 25, 2020.

Only certain activities including low risk construction projects per the Proclamation 20-25 Addendum are allowed until May 4, 2020.

The specific requirements for work authorized by the Governor – and by extension the City of Ridgefield – are contained within this Order as Appendix B. Please read the Appendix carefully and assure your contractors also know/follow the rules, as compliance with these safety requirements will go a long way to determine whether this limited restart moves to Phase 2 (allowing more work) or reverts to more restrictive rules.

For the purposes of the City’s Order, “existing construction projects” are defined as any project which has at least conducted initial site work, clearing, grading and excavating, prior to March 26, 2020 (the date of the first City Building and Construction Order). Projects meeting this definition may proceed with site work, building construction, permit submittals/drop-offs/pickups, and inspections, subject to the rules and operational controls set forth in Appendix A of this Order.

Projects which do not meet the definition set out in the Phase 1 Construction Restart are not allowed to conduct site or building construction work but are allowed to move forward with permit submittals/drop-offs/pickups as set forth in Appendix A of this Order.


April 28 Building and Construction Order (full)

April 28 Building and Construction Order (order only)

Appendix A

Appendix B