Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Stop work order: Non-emergency construction has halted in NYC
[The incoming tech hub on 14th Street from Saturday]
ICYMI: New York State has implemented a ban on non-essential construction during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Moving forward, only emergency construction — a project necessary to protect health and safety of the occupants, or to continue a project if it would be unsafe to allow it to remain undone until it is safe to shut the site — is exempted from the ban.
Other essential construction includes work on roads, bridges, transit facilities, utilities, hospitals or health care facilities, affordable housing, and homeless shelters.
In addition, someone who is the sole employee/worker on a job site is also exempt from the ban that Gov. Cuomo announced late last week.
This Department of Buildings link has more details on the ban and how to file paperwork for projects in the interim.