A Message from NYSBA: Residential Essential OpED

Governor Cuomo is providing bold and determined leadership in this time of unprecedented crisis caused by the current COVID-19 epidemic. The governor has a difficult and often thankless task of changing the most basic of human traits — socializing with others, in order to prevent the spread of the killer coronavirus.

All citizens and businesses in New York must affirmatively respond to Governor Cuomo’s efforts to enforce social distancing. The residential construction industry has worked diligently with the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) to arrive at new stringent safety protocols to respond to COVID-19. Single-family home construction is uniquely able to provide social distancing. Limitation on the number of workers committed to working at one time is necessary and easily implemented. A single-family worksite contrasts starkly with the closed quarters found in high-rise construction.

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