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DDOT Letter to Contractors

March 19,2020


DDOT Construction Contractors


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – District Construction Activity Update


Dear DDOT Construction Contractors,
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has heard frorn several contractors and is actively monitoring and assessing the potential impacts of COVID-L9 (Coronavirus) on DDOT’s services and operations. A State of Emergency was declared by Mayor Muriel Bowser on March L1-,2O2O. During this period, DDOT staff that provide key services will report to work in-person to their designated worksite locations or deployed in the field. Other staff will operate on a partial telework plan and remain accessible. The DDOT construction program will maintain its normal operations and will coordinate with contractors to continue all construction activities within the District’s public space.


DDOT urges all contractors to proactively monitor projects, maintain heightened awareness, continue construction with caution, and identify any impacts of COVID-19 on ongoing and scheduled construction
activities, suppliers and delivery dates of materials and equipment, subcontractors, and labor forces. Any likelihood that the project may be impacted by COVID-19 should be promptly reported to DDOT by
the contractor, DDOT, in coordination with the Office of Contracting and Procurement {OCP), will review and address the impacts to construction due to COVID-19 on a case-by-case basis and may provide appropriate contract adjustments, as authorized by the DDOT Standard Specifications for Highways and Structures.


DDOT will continue the construction program in this unique circumstance, until ordered otherwise, and will keep all construction contractors apprised of any new directives. For the safety of general public and
all employees, everyone involved in the project should take measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Any staff who feel sick should stay home.


For the latest information on the District Government’s response to COVID-19 please visit coronavirus.dc.gov


Sincerely,
Dawit Muluneh, P.E., Chief Engineer
lnfrastructure Project Management Division ( I P M D)
District Department of Transportation

District Department of Transportation r 55 M Street, SE, Suite 400 . Washington, DC 200031 202.673.6813t www.ddot.dc.gov

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