Essential Worker Re-Defined COVID-19 Friday March 27, 2020

Essential Worker Re-Defined COVID-19 Friday March 27, 2020

This afternoon Governor Cuomo re-defined what “essential” means in relation to the construction industry. While the new definition is not necessarily clear in the timeline and what it means for the field, it is clear that they want to reduce the number of workers in the field. The new definition as it was released this morning is the following:

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.

All non-essential construction must shut down except for emergency construction, (e.g. a project necessary to protect the 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 down the site).

For purposes of this section construction work does not include a single worker, who is the sole employee/worker on a job site.

Please know that we will keep the updates sent out as this situation develops. Call us with any questions or email us at cahill-construction-division@cahillstrategies.com

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Kristin Senese, Vice President

kristin seneseIn managing our firms Construction Practice which represents some of the largest developers, construction management firms, general contractors and subs, Kristin solves some of the most complex problems when dealing with city agencies and public utilities.

Licenses held:

  • OSHA 30
  • Licensed NYC DOB Class 1 Filing Representative

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