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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Construction activities may resume following Governor Wolf's order

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BUSINESSES SUBJECT TO THIS GUIDANCE 

Beginning May 1, 2020, all businesses in the construction industry in the Commonwealth, including those in new construction, renovation, and repair, as well as land subdivision and design-related field activities, are permitted to maintain in-person operations pursuant to the Governor’s and Secretary of Health’s April 20, 2020 amendments to the Business Closure Orders so long as their activities strictly adhere to this guidance. Construction projects previously granted an exemption to continue in-person operations may continue operations but must adhere to this guidance. 

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER GUIDANCE

Businesses that have questions about whether this guidance applies to them may email the Department of Labor and Industry at RA-LIBOIS-BUILDINGS@pa.gov. Answers to frequently asked questions involving application of the Employee Safety Order is available here. Businesses in the construction industry may wish to refer to PennDOT’s COVID-19 Guidance for Restarting Construction Projects which provided a process for restarting construction projects that were suspended in response to COVID-19 mitigation. The guidance is available here. Help is available for people who are struggling with their mental or emotional health or feeling anxious or overly stressed contact the Crisis Text Line by texting PA to 741-741. 

ENFORCEMENT 

Enforcement actions against violators of the Governor’s and Secretary of Health’s Orders Closing Businesses That Are Not Life Sustaining commenced on March 23, 2020, and is ongoing. Law enforcement officers should refer to Enforcement Guidance available online here.

GUIDANCE FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
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