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.
October 2020 Update: The present position of construction in New Jersey has been slightly more affected due to the travel restrictions that are implemented to prevent community spread. However, the construction projects in the state will continue to function with limited labor capacity and extensive safety guidelines.
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.