On April 22, Governor Wolf announced an amendment to his standing shutdown and shelter in place order that permits construction projects to resume statewide on May 1st. This news comes just days after the Governor’s office released its “Plan for Pennsylvania,” which authorized “limited construction” activities beginning on May 8th. Per the announcement, it appears that all construction will be permitted beginning on May 1st – a departure from the administration’s earlier plan to phase in “limited construction.”
Last night, the Governor issued guidance for all construction businesses and employees. Per the Governor’s office: “The guidance, developed from guidance created by the General Contractors Association of Pennsylvania, provides universal protocols for all construction activity, as well as specific additional guidance for residential, commercial and public construction projects.” We encourage all members of the construction industry, including those in new construction, renovation, and repair and in surveying, subdivision and land development, among all others, to review the new guidelines. As always, please do not hesitate to contact attorneys in our Construction Law, Environmental Law, Labor & Employment, Government Relations, or Real Estate groups with any questions.