Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that non-essential construction can resume at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 18.
Construction sites can resume work with the following safeguards in place:
- Clear posting of safety protocols
- Preventing overcrowding
- Prohibiting non-essential visitors
- Staggering work hours and breaks
- Ensuring proper sanitation
Murphy reiterated what he has said all along that the data will drive the re-opening process for the state. The state is “not out of the woods yet,” he said, sharing a chart that showed New Jersey is the most impacted state in the country right now. Social distancing and face-covering must continue. If the numbers of illness and hospitalizations go up, he will step back and restart the stay-at-home orders and once again shut down non-essential businesses.