New York PAUSE Starts Sunday; Governor Makes Construction Exemptions

As of 6 p.m. Saturday

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an order to close all non-essential businesses as of Sunday March 22 at 8 p.m. According to his order, exemptions include, “Construction, Including:

  • skilled trades such as electricians, plumbers
  • other related construction firms and professionals for essential infrastructure or for emergency repair and safety purposes”

Some NYC legislators are calling on the mayor to shut down any non-emergency construction, as was done in Boston.

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