New York COVID-19 Construction Industry Update 3/20/20

Updated: Apr 7, 2020

The Governor has issued an Executive Order clarifying that effective Sunday night 100% of employees of non-essential employers are to remain in a “working remotely” capacity. Many of you have already taken steps to have your employees working from home. Please keep moving in that direction.

The question remains; how does this apply to construction? As of yesterday, construction was considered an essential service. Construction was broadly defined at the time. We have received some additional clarification which can be found at https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026 for your review.