Due to the New York State Department of Transportation having received numerous requests from the construction industry asking if consultants, contractors, material and service suppliers are deemed exempt from the reduction in workforce requirements from COVID-19, Governor Cuomo launched Executive Order 202. This order states “essential” services and business not subject to the in-person restrictions include:
- Transportation infrastructure like vendors offering “essential” services required to ensure the continuing operation of government.
The Department is continuing application of its capital plan as a vital government task and will continue to allow and build future projects. As of the date of the memorandum, ongoing design-build projects and construction will continue to progress. Contractors can implement the necessary cleaning protocol and social distancing to the fullest extent possible.
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