Construction of the Ty Tucker Tennis Center, an indoor facility for the Ohio State’s men’s and women’s tennis teams, is ongoing amid a recently implemented statewide "stay-at-home" order.

The order, which took effect late Monday in response to the coronavirus pandemic, allows for essential infrastructure projects in Ohio to continue, including the construction of hospitals, long-term care facilities, public works projects, schools, essential businesses and housing.

All construction projects at Ohio State are to move ahead as essential infrastructure, including the $22 million tennis facility, university spokesman Dan Hedman said. He added that "we continue to evaluate and revise our process as needed."

"Health and safety remains a top priority," Hedman wrote in an email, "and we did share with all contractors that it is critically important that we continue to practice proper hygiene and follow the social distancing requirements to minimize the spread of the coronavirus.

"Ohio State’s Environmental Health and Safety team is available to provide an onsite overview of health and safety tips for our construction teams, and we continue to share health and safety information."

The university broke ground on the new tennis center in August, and officials expect the project to be completed this fall.

Named after longtime men’s tennis coach Ty Tucker, the facility will feature six indoor tennis courts, including stands for fans, as well as locker rooms, training facilities and office space, and will sit adjacent to the Outdoor Varsity Tennis Center.

The new center will replace the varsity tennis center at 880 W. Henderson Road, which is about four miles north of campus.