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SEVENTH UPDATE - Construction in the Age of Coronavirus

April 09, 2020
Client Alert

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed an executive order announcing that the physical operations of construction projects must cease by Friday, April 10, 2020, at 8 pm with the exception of the following “essential” construction activities:

  • Construction related to health care facilities and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities,
  • Transportation infrastructure including airports and seaports,
  • Public utility work,
  • Affordable housing construction,
  • Schools,
  • Completion of residential construction involving homes or occupied apartments (construction crew sizes must be five or fewer),
  • Completion of unoccupied residential units under contract,
  • Manufacturing and distribution facilities providing goods or products to online or essential retail businesses,
  • Projects involving “data centers” or “facilities that are critical to a businesses’ ability to function,”
  • Construction of homeless shelters and other essential social services,
  • Construction activities supporting first responders and law enforcement,
  • Government projects,
  • Work necessary to safely secure the site of any non-essential project, and
  • Emergency repairs to residential dwellings.

Essential construction projects that are allowed to continue must follow stringent safety requirements including: 

  • Prohibit non-essential visitors,
  • Work site meetings must be fewer than ten individuals,
  • Six feet of physical separation wherever possible,
  • Staggering start and stop times,
  • Staggering breaks,
  • Restrict concurrent access to common areas,
  • Face coverings,
  • Specified infection control practices,
  • Restricted sharing of tools,
  • Making sanitizers available, and
  • Sanitizing high-touch areas.

Please do not hesitate to call on the Stradley Ronon Construction Group for assistance regarding these issues.

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