While the country scrambles to keep up with updates and government mandates as to COVID-19, many industries have been ordered to halt work. In New York, the construction industry was initially exempted from the temporary suspension of work. However in the last few days, all “non-essential” construction has now been ordered to shut down and only “emergency construction” for the most part is permitted to proceed. Guidelines defining “emergency construction” have left many in the field confused and frustrated. Moreover, in construction there are many financial and contractual obligations that are still required to be met with very few exceptions. Now more than ever, business partners need to engage in discussions to determine what they can do to move forward. As event unfold every day, New York State leadership attempts to provide further guidance.
Our co-founder, Katrine Beck recently weighed in on this topic as reported by lohud.com. “There’s a lot at stake and people want to work”, said Katrine Beck. For the full article, please click https://www.lohud.com/story/news/coronavirus/2020/03/27/what-halt-non-essential-construction-mean-westchester/2921977001/