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Pennsylvania Construction Projects to Resume on May 8th

Good news for the construction industry in Pennsylvania. All public and private residential and non-residential construction projects throughout the state may resume beginning May 8, 2020. Construction will be permitted as authorized by the Governor’s and Secretary of Health’s April 20, 2020, amendments to their business closure orders. Strict compliance orders with impending guidance are expected to be released shortly by the State Administration.

According to a press release for Governor Tom Wolf, the signing of State Bill 841 will “allow the online sales of vehicles, curbside pickup of wine and spirits at select Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board locations and the restart of construction projects statewide starting Friday, May 8.”

Construction projects already deemed life-sustaining may continue while adhering to social distancing, personnel limits and other guidance as announced by the administration.

Safety Guidelines

Business owners are waiting to receive safety guidance in order to resume working in the state. Currently, the “Plan for Pennsylvania” posted on the Governor’s website, includes a 6-point set of standards that businesses should follow when they reopen. The standards listed include:

  1. Our approach will be data driven and reliant upon quantifiable criteria to drive a targeted, evidence-based, regional approach to reopenings in Pennsylvania.
  2. We will put forth guidance and recommendations for employers, individuals, and health care facilities and providers for assured accountability as we reopen.
  3. Reopening necessitates that adequate personal protective equipment and diagnostic testing are available.
  4. Reopening requires a monitoring and surveillance program that allows the commonwealth to be deploy swift actions for containment or mitigation.
  5. Protections for vulnerable populations must remain steadfast throughout the reopening process, such as limitations on visitors to congregate care facilities and prisons.
  6. Limitations on large gatherings unrelated to occupations should remain in place for the duration of the reopening process.

For more information, visit:

Press Releases:

https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-announces-online-vehicle-sale-process-construction-restart-date-plcb-curbside-pick-up/

Life Sustaining Business Frequently Asked Questions Updated April 20, 2020

https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Life-Sustaining-Business-Frequently-Asked-Questions-4.20.20-2.pdf

Industry Operation Guidance Updated April 20, 2020

https://www.scribd.com/document/452553026/UPDATED-12-30pm-April-20-2020-Industry-Operation-Guidance

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER:  The WM Daily Update COVID-19, COVID-19 Business Resources and COVID-19 Client News Alerts and other related communications are intended to provide general information on legislative COVID-19 relief measures as of the date of this communication and may reference information from reputable sources. Although our firm has made every reasonable effort to ensure that the information provided is accurate, we make no warranties, expressed or implied, on the information provided. As legislative efforts are still ongoing, we expect that there may be additional guidance and clarification from regulators that may modify some of the provisions in this communication. Some of those modifications may be significant. As such, be aware that this is not a comprehensive analysis of the subject matter covered and is not intended to provide specific recommendations to you or your business with respect to the matters addressed.

 

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