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New York State to suspend non-essential construction

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Posted at 1:12 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 13:12:22-04

NEW YORK (WKBW) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday non-essential construction in the state will be suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

This suspension is a result of the Executive Order by the governor mandating 100 percent of the non-essential workforce stay home.

Below is an updated list of what construction projects the state deems essential and non-essential:

  • All non-essential construction must shut down except emergency construction, (e.g. a project necessary to protect health and safety of the occupants, or to continue a project if it would be unsafe to allow to remain undone until it is safe to shut the site).
  • Essential construction may continue and includes roads, bridges, transit facilities, utilities, hospitals or health care facilities, affordable housing, and homeless shelters. At every site, if essential or emergency non-essential construction, this includes maintaining social distance, including for purposes of elevators/meals/entry and exit. Sites that cannot maintain distance and safety best practices must close and enforcement will be provided by the state in coordination with the city/local governments. This will include fines of up to $10,000 per violation.
  • For purposes of this section construction work does not include a single worker, who is the sole employee/worker on a job site.

For further information you can visit the state's website here.