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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 to restart on the first of May. This announcement follows a reopening plan for each county that will begin on May 8th.

“The idea is that all construction will be able to start May 1st and we are working with the industry to make sure there are strict guidelines regarding safety, social distancing, wearing of masks, [so] that we can do this in a safe way,” Governor Wolf stated.

In March of 2020, construction was originally halted unless it was for emergency repairs, performed at a health care facility, or launched by a select quantity of establishments that obtained a waiver to commence the project. To continue combating the current pandemic, the Governor will create strict guidelines for construction companies when performing their duties, such as wearing face masks at worksites and maintaining social distancing.

We can help you prepare for this major change. If you are a public contractor in Pennsylvania, it is very important that you secure a performance and payment bond. Colonial Surety Company offers a direct, digital way to secure a surety line of credit. You can apply online today and we will review your submission. Once you are approved, you gain access to The Partnership Account® for Contractors. The benefits of joining include power of attorney and corporate seal to issue your own bids bonds, direct access to the underwriter, lines in writing with exceptions if needed, complete security, and control over your business. Apply now.