PA Releases COVID-19 Operating Guidelines for the Construction Industry

April 23, 2020Alerts

The administration of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has issued its promised guidance for construction companies continuing or planning restart operations during the COVID-19 emergency.

Gov. Wolf announced earlier this week that all public and private residential and non-residential construction in the commonwealth would be permitted to resume starting May 1, subject to the guidelines. Construction has been limited to projects deemed life-sustaining.

All businesses in the construction industry and the commonwealth are permitted to maintain in-person operations so long as they strictly adhere to the new rules, which are titled: Guidance for Businesses in the Construction Industry Permitted to Operate During the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency.

The guidance has separate requirements for residential construction, commercial construction and public construction operations.

Depending upon the nature of your project, you will want to study these requirements carefully. The guidance also addresses in-person inspections and appraisals related to construction financing loans, UCC building code plan review and inspection services.

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