Good Morning Members:
I've received a lot of calls and emails regarding the email sent out yesterday so I wanted to reach out with some clarification. Let me start by saying there is nothing in black and white that says architecture, engineering and construction is essential. The Governor's Office continues to be extremely vague and continues to refer us to the
What I've been told is that the Governor is pro-business and doesn't want to shut businesses down
BUT he wants people to stay home.
The goal is for everyone to stay home so we can flatten the curve as soon as possible. They want people off the streets so the recommendation is
to work remotely
to keep your business up and running.
The Construction Industries Coalition sent a letter, that we signed onto, on Monday asking that construction, architecture and engineering be listed as an essential business. We are also working on our own letter. In addition, for those that are interested, the Governor's office has launched a new form where companies can apply to be considered essential. That information is below.
We are continuing to push to get clarification on this and will continue keep the membership updated but in the meantime we recommend that your employees work remotely if possible.
Melissa Hunt, Hon. AIA