Can construction projects continue? What construction is deemed essential?
Updated: May 7, 2020
Non-essential construction projects must cease, effective Friday, April 10, 2020, at 8 p.m.
If your business is conducting construction deemed essential, that construction may continue; these construction projects include:
Projects for health care, including hospitals and health care facilities;
Transportation projects, including roads, bridges, and physical infrastructure;
Residential projects that are exclusively affordable housing;
Projects involving K-12 schools in Schools Development Authority districts and higher education facilities;
Projects already underway at a single-family home—or an individual apartment unit where an individual already resides—with a construction crew of 5 or fewer;
Projects already underway involving a residential unit which a tenant or buyer has legally agreed to occupy by a certain date, if construction is necessary for the unit's availability;
Projects involving the manufacture, distribution, storage, or servicing of products sold by essential retail businesses;
Data centers or facilities critical to a business’s ability to function;
Projects for the delivery of essential social services, including homeless shelters;
Projects supporting law enforcement or first responders;
Projects ordered by Federal or State government;
Construction of new religious facilities or construction involving existing religious facilities;
Any work to secure and protect a non-essential construction project for its suspension;
Any emergency repairs necessary for the health and safety of residents.
All other construction projects must cease, effective Friday, April 10, 2020, at 8 p.m.