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Contract Surety 05.18.2020

Vermont Reopens Manufacturing & Construction Industries after COVID Cases Drop

The Governor of Vermont Phil Scott is allowing construction and manufacturing establishments to resume full operations on May 11, 2020. However, the Governor requires these companies to obey “stringent requirements” to safeguard employees and customers…
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Vermont Reopens Manufacturing & Construction Industries after COVID Cases Drop
Contract Surety 05.18.2020

New Jersey Will Resume Non-Essential Construction

On May 13, as a firm step on the road back to normalcy in the Garden state, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy enacted a novel Executive Order allowing the resumption of non-essential construction, along with…
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New Jersey Will Resume Non-Essential Construction
Contract Surety 05.12.2020

Washington Construction to Fully Restart in June

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State is working closely with the state’s construction industry to let projects resume in June. At a May 1st press conference, Inslee declared that the state will let novel construction…
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Washington Construction to Fully Restart in June
Contract Surety 05.11.2020

Michigan Offers Guidelines for Construction Sites Re-Opening

Michigan’s just gave the green light to construction, real estate, and other “low-risk” industries to restart business operations starting Thursday, May 7th. Governor Gretchen Whitmer previously suspended these industries on March 23 due to the…
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Michigan Offers Guidelines for Construction Sites Re-Opening
Contract Surety 05.05.2020

Michigan Construction to Resume on May 7th

According to Governor Gretchen Whitmer, commercial and residential construction projects in Michigan will continue on May 7th. Construction will be among the very first sectors of the economy to revive as the governor slowly lifts…
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Michigan Construction to Resume on May 7th
Contract Surety 04.28.2020

Napa County Loosen Restrictions on Construction and Real Estate

Napa County, California officially relaxed the county’s current shelter-at-home instruction by decreasing restrictions on in-person home viewings and construction. The novel order rolls back restrictions on construction workers supporting building, operation, inspection and maintenance of…
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Napa County Loosen Restrictions on Construction and Real Estate
Contract Surety 04.28.2020

Pennsylvania to Restart Construction in May

On April 22nd, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced construction projects can resume again, even before the state as a whole begins to reopen. Per the Governor, all construction projects in the Keystone state, are able…
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Pennsylvania to Restart Construction in May
Contract Surety 04.23.2020

New York Updates Guidance for “Essential” and “Nonessential” Businesses

New York’s Empire State Development (ESD) published updated direction for determining if services or businesses are deemed “essential” under new executive orders issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo on April 9, 2020. The following construction projects…
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New York Updates Guidance for “Essential” and “Nonessential” Businesses
Contract Surety 04.22.2020

Some Construction Projects Could Soon Restart, Washington Governor Announces

On April 21st, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a road map for reopening the state’s economy that could soon permit the return of some elective surgeries, outdoor recreation, and certain construction projects. In a televised…
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Some Construction Projects Could Soon Restart, Washington Governor Announces