Phase 1 Reopening: NYC Construction Activity Restarts Monday, June 8th
As the City moves into Phase 1 of reopening, the Department has released new COVID-19 safety guidance for property owners and contractors of all permitted construction sites across the City. The sites include those beginning the work of reopening and those designated as essential during the construction ban. All permitted job sites must adhere to the new rules.
The new guidance reinforces the New York State Department of Health’s interim guidance on construction activities during this public health crisis and emphasizes the responsibility of all members of the construction industry to make compliance a top priority. Additionally, the guidance reinforces the City’s commitment to use education and enforcement to work collectively towards a safe restart and to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 during this ongoing pandemic.
Employers are also required to develop a site-specific health plan that is prominently visible on worksites. They will also be required to submit and display an affirmation to the State that they have read and understood the additional reopening requirements as required in the NYS Interim Guidelines.
- Read DOB’s Phase 1 Reopening Guidance and FAQs
- Read new NYS Interim Guidelines.
- Read Press Release
- Read Buildings Bulletin 2020-010.
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