Clarifying Governor’s Guidance to Reopen Construction: Important Links 5/14/20

The New York State Department of Health and the Governor’s Office have released Interim Guidelines for construction activities and the industry during COVID-19. In clarifying these guidelines, we’re now attaching 3 very important links to help you meet Phase One of the Construction Guidelines.

These guidelines apply to:

  • Building Equipment Contractors
  • Building Finishing Contractors
  • Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
  • Highway, Street and Bridge Construction
  • Land Subdivision
  • Nonresidential Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Utility System Construction
  1. The first is a summary of guidelines. It contains both mandatory and recommended best practices. – Download here.
  2. The second link is the interim Guidance for Construction Activities During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency – You must read and follow a link at the end of the document affirming that you have read and understand the guidelines. – Download here…
  3. The third link is a safety plan template that you may use. Download it here…


Here is the link to the Interim Guidelines released 5/13/20: – Click here

Please note that at the end of the Interim Guidelines there is a link to a Business Affirmation which is to be completed to confirm compliance with the NY Forward reopening guidance.

Here is the link to the Business Affirmation document: – Click here

Please know that we will continue to update you as we gain more clarity on these guidelines. Please call us at 212- 825-1205 or email us at with any questions.

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As Cahill Strategies’ Construction Code and Safety Consultant, Bob brings an unparalleled level of knowledge and practical experience to our growing construction solutions practice area.

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NYC DOB Publishes Comprehensive Multiyear Safety Report

The Department of Buildings (DOB) announced today the release of a new building construction safety report that provides deep insights on construction safety trends in the five boroughs over the 2019 and 2020 calendar years and examines Department initiatives that led to declines in building construction-related incidents and injuries during that time.

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Cahill Strategies has experience representing large general contractors, construction management firms, owners, and developers. A key to our success is our vast network of decision makers that we have the ability to reach on your behalf. Additionally, our team is involved in the legislative and regulatory processes at the Federal, State, and Local levels which affect the construction industry in New York State, New York City, and the surrounding regions. We possess the knowledge of industry standards and trends, along with key relationships that will bring your projects to fruition.

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