Construction is an essential service in NYS and NYC



Governor Cuomo has released Executive Orders imposing rules requiring 100% of all non-essential personnel to telecommute / work from home. This does NOT include the façade restoration industry as Governor Cuomo has designated construction to be an Essential industry at this time. However, please note it is expected that we all do our part and abide by rules related social distancing and limiting physical interactions to combat the spread of COVID19. This is vital and we hope you will do all you can to limit personal interactions and maintain proper distance. Please see the NYS Empire State Development Corporation’s Update on the Governor’s Executive Order 202.6. Please note the following designations by Governor Cuomo as Essential Services: 

4. Essential retail including

  • grocery stores including all food and beverage stores

  • pharmacies

  • convenience stores

  • farmers markets

  • gas stations

  • restaurants/bars (but only for take-out/delivery)

  • hardware and building material stores

9. Construction including

  • skilled trades such as electricians, plumbers

  • other related construction firms and professionals for essential infrastructure or for emergency repair and safety purposes

11. Essential services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences or other essential businesses including

  • law enforcement

  • fire prevention and response

  • building code enforcement

  • security

  • emergency management and response

  • building cleaners or janitors

  • general maintenance whether employed by the entity directly or a vendor

  • automotive repair

  • disinfection


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