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New York Construction Alliance Encourages Continued COVID Precautions

Published on: May 25, 2021

NEW YORK, NY – Amidst declining infection rates and an increase in vaccines, New York City is ramping up to its full capacity, and residents and visitors are rightfully excited. For those in construction, the return to normalcy in the workplace has served as preparation for returning to public spheres in a post-pandemic world. Despite the lessening threat of COVID-19 as more individuals are vaccinated, the danger is still present and NYCA encourages our members to continue enacting common safety practices.

Although we are all ready to get back to social activities and events, we recommend passing along these guidelines to employees and adhering to them for the foreseeable future until the threat is minimal.

For personal and social activities, the CDC recommends:

  • Correctly and consistently wearing a mask over mouth and nose
  • Staying six feet from people outside of your household
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor areas
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water

One of NYCA’s core tenets is safety, and that includes pandemic precautions that will guarantee a safe work environment. From drafting up our own safety standards outside of OSHA or New York’s Department of Buildings, to providing training opportunities and information to our members, safety is a huge priority in the construction industry and specifically amongst our organization. Further information on our safety standards is available on our website.

About New York Construction Alliance

The New York Construction Alliance is the region’s premier association of construction managers and general contractors. Members of the association construct high-rise and interior projects, renovations, conversions and various types of work on many of the region’s best-known developments. Membership in the organization is comprised of open shop contractors who adhere to strict standards of ethics and jobsite safety and are committed to ensuring a strong construction industry in the New York region. To learn more about the association and benefits to its members, visit www.nyconstructionalliance.org.