ESD Offers New Clarification Stating Construction For Essential Businesses is Permissible
From Empire State Development (ESD):
"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."
To view information about what businesses are deemed to be “essential”, click on the links to view original Executive Order, the Guidance and the FAQ. You should also consult with your client to ensure they have been deemed to be and “essential business”.
This language has not made it into the official guidance posted by ESD yet, but comes from ESD and is official. We will advise the membership when/if the guidance is updated with this or any other additional language or clarifications. We also urge you to check regularly on ESD’s FAQ page, which contains valuable information.