“Construction”                          designated as essential business 3-20-2020

“Construction” designated as essential business 3-20-2020

EXECUTIVE ORDER 7H:

WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU

Dear Member,

As you may have heard by now, this evening Governor Lamont released Executive Order 7H. The Order restricts all business but “essential” businesses from allowing their workforce access to work locations. These new restrictions take effect on Monday, March 23rd.

As you will read in the order, “Construction” has been designated as essential business. While this initial news is good, we are not out of the regulatory woods yet. The Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) will be providing lawfully binding guidance by 8:00 PM, Sunday evening as to what is deemed “essential” business. It is conceivable that the DECD could narrow the scope of construction it regards as essential to ultimately exclude residential construction. 

HBRA leadership, led by Greg Ugalde, NAHB Immediate Past Chairman and HBRA-CT President Chris Nelson has been in contact with the Governor’s team throughout the day advocating on behalf of our members, making strong arguments about the importance of designating residential construction as “essential” to ensure the health and safety of Connecticut residents and to minimize fiscal impacts to our state’s economy. 

I will update the membership on this matter as new information is made available.

Thank you,

Jim Perras, Esq.
CEO, HBRA of CT
435 Chapel Rd., Suite B
South Windsor, CT 06074
860-500-7796 (w)
860-500-7798 (f)
860-327-3800 (c) 

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