Friends – the following is new guidance issued by Empire State Development. It reads:

"Construction in support of essential businesses is permissible, but only with appropriate social distancing and cleaning/disinfecting precautions. If those cannot be met, the project should be postponed."

If you’re working on a project for an industry that has been deemed to be essential ( ) please work with the owner and if you can meet the social distancing and cleaning/disinfecting precautions you should be able to continue your work. 

This information is not listed on the Empire State Development website but is official.

We will continue to provide you with more information as it becomes available. If questions remain please contact me or your Regional Membership Director.

Brian Sampson
Associated Builders and Contractors, Empire State Chapter President