New Jersey: The Official Stance for Construction
Construction Status: Essential
Considering the circumstance, Governor Phil Murphy announced a statewide stay at home order on April 8 for an indefinite period until called. The order ceased all the construction work that comes in the non-essential category. However, transportation, healthcare, and utility were listed in the category of essential construction.
Governor Murphy has announced an extension to the public health emergency declared first on March 9 and was extended on April 7, May 6, and June 4. Under the recent update made on July 2, 2020, the government has announced a need for making best use of resources to control COVID-19 while reopening the state simultaneously.
Governing Body: The Office Of Governor Phil Murphy
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Also, the residential construction units which are already underway or for which a legally binding agreement is entered will be run as per their planned schedule. Moreover, any repair necessary for public health and safety could be continued.