DOTs Covid-19 Plans - Work Continuing As Scheduled
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky & Ohio
On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a memorandum on identification of essential critical workers during the COVID-19 response. The Memo was created in collaboration with other federal agencies and the private sector to help State and local officials.
The Memo describes the list it provides is advisory in nature only. Further,
The attached list identifies workers who conduct a range of operations and services that are essential to continued critical infrastructure viability, including staffing operations centers, maintaining and repairing critical infrastructure, operating call centers, working construction, and performing management functions, among others. The industries they support represent, but are not necessarily limited to, medical and healthcare, telecommunications, information technology systems, defense, food and agriculture, transportation and logistics, energy, water and wastewater, law enforcement, and public works.
We have fielded a few calls from the public about rumors that IDOT is closing roads because of #COVID19. These rumors are FALSE. We are not closing interstates, highways, rest areas or bridges except as needed for construction, which also is still ongoing.
INDOT is continuing operations while following all Indiana State Dept. of Health and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidance for preventing the spread of #COVID19. Hoosiers may ask questions & report concerns regarding state-maintained routes at indot4u.com.
Following the guidance of Governor Beshear to help stop the spread of COVID-19, all KYTC Department of Highways offices will be closed to the public until further notice. This includes facilities like district offices, section offices, maintenance facilities, and warehouses. You may still reach us by phone or email. Visit transportation.ky.gov for updates. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Construction work appears to be continuing as scheduled.
Many of our office staff will be teleworking over the next few weeks in an effort to stop community spread of COVID-19. However, our construction and maintenance teams continue to actively work on vital projects across the state. We ask for your patience as we respond to your needs through our remote access.
U.S. Governmental Business Resources:
- CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
- CDC: Information for Communities, Schools, and Businesses
- CDC: Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations – Community Facilities
- SBA: COVID-19 Resources
- DOL: Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus
- DOL: OHSA Resources for Workers and Employers on COVID-19
- WHO: Get Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19
- CISA: Risk Management for COVID-19
- EPA: Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19