Almar & COVID-19 (4.10.2020)
I hope everyone is still doing well and feeling okay.
I wanted to send a follow up because it’s been a little while. On Tuesday Governor Bakers office issued, a clarification on Essential Businesses. During the initial shut down there was lack of clarity on what is considered essential under the construction designation.
Thru this update released on 3.31.2020 construction work can only continue if they meet the following requirements:
- Workers performing housing construction related activities, including construction of mixed-use projects that include housing, to ensure additional units can be made available to combat the Commonwealth’s existing housing supply shortage.
- Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, builders, contractors, HVAC Technicians, landscapers, inspectors and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, businesses and buildings such as hospitals, health care facilities, senior living facilities, and any temporary construction required to support COVID-19 response.
Most of Almar’s current projects do not fall into either of these categories. While we understand that your home improvement projects are essential in certain ways unfortunately for many of us our projects need to continue to stay on hold until we hear otherwise.
As I am sure with many of you, we are getting new and changing information daily and just as we start to figure it out something else is changing. We are doing our best to try and stay on top of what we can and cannot do and continue to work on lining up as much as possible, so we are ready to go when we are giving the go ahead.
Thanks so much for your patience as we all try to come together to keep our friends and family safe.
Talk to you soon
Allison & Craig Guido