New York: The Official Stance for Construction
Construction Status: Essential
With New York being severely affected due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced an order of statewide pause on all the non-essential businesses and activities.
However, the construction of emergency facilities, hospitals, public schools, bridges, roads, energy projects, and other public works is deemed essential. To know further about the essential and non-essential business in the state, click here.
Governor Cuomo on July 9, 2020 has released a new executive order declaring modification of laws and continues temporary suspensions in the state to aid coping with the disaster.
October 2020 Update: Since construction has been deemed as an essential activity, the contractors in the state only need to stick with safety guidelines suggested by the New York governor and health offices. Besides this, the contractors who have a team of experts coming from other states either need to stick with remote working practices or manage on their own since state has issued certain restrictions on travel with a 14 day quarantine period.
Governing Body: The Office Of Governor Andrew Cuomo