FIRST PUBLISHED ON 04.13.20 – Owners, contractors and subcontractors across the country are encountering delays arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, and face an unclear reality as to how such delays will affect various project schedules and budgets. In Michigan, such delays are increasingly inevitable as a result of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order for Michigan residents, which has halted construction across the state (except under specific circumstances). In short, the impact of this pandemic and resulting governmental orders largely depends on the terms of the particular construction contract in play. MORE.