This information was provided by Kenney & Sams | March 26, 2020
|Dear Kenney & Sams clients and friends,|
We write to update you on significant and developing Orders directed at construction in the Commonwealth. Earlier today, Governor Baker issued guidance confirming and clarifying that the Commonwealth’s March 23, 2020 Order “Assuring Continued Operation of Essential Services in the Commonwealth, Closing Certain Workplaces, and Prohibiting Gatherings of More than 10 People” supersedes any order or rule issued by a municipality, including those previously issued by the Cities of Boston and Cambridge, that in any way prohibits or interferes with the Commonwealth’s Order defining non-essential workers. Notably, “Construction Workers who support the construction, operation, inspection and maintenance of construction sites and construction projects” are deemed essential and may proceed with work throughout the Commonwealth.