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New York Suspends “Non-Essential” Construction

March 27, 2020 • Posted By Scott J. Laird • Construction Claims, COVID-19

New York State has recently issued an updated Order on March 27, 2020 which suspended all “non-essential” construction in New York City. There are a few exceptions: (1) emergency construction may still proceed; (2) all construction involving “roads, bridges, transit facilities, utilities, hospitals or health care facilities, affordable housing, and homeless shelters;” and (3) “single worker” activities when the employee “is the sole employee/worker on a job site.”

A link to the updated Order is found below.

https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026