Construction during COVID-19

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order #142 on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, permitting suspended non-essential construction projects to resume starting, Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. In his briefing this afternoon, Governor Murphy commended the efforts and progress the State has made to date against the spread and impact of the COVID-19

Since first issuing declarations of emergency in early March, the Governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have been coordinating their COVID-19 response measures fairly closely, in recognition of the physical proximity and economic dependency of their States.

Each State is among each other’s top trade partners, and hundreds of thousands of people cross

In addition to undertaking on-site mitigation efforts, the coronavirus pandemic presents questions and issues to overcome from a project management perspective. Management staff must remain focused on communicating with their teams, up and down the chain of contracts, and, of course, keep the flow of money going.

Even for projects which continue, ensuring that site

Earlier this week, on Monday, we had reported that New Jersey was allowing, subject to proper distancing and safety measures, all construction projects within the State to proceed “as usual,” but that we believed New Jersey might ultimately follow New York’s lead after New York recently limited what it considered to be “essential” construction services