The Pennsylvania Department of Education has indicated that school districts have the authority to continue critical construction projects.
They can continue construction without seeking formal exemption from the Shutdown Order through the Department of Community and Economic Development, subject to compliance with social distancing and other mitigation measures. School districts deciding whether to exercise this discretion are instructed to appropriately balance public health and safety while ensuring the continued safety of critical infrastructure. To review the guidance issued by the Department of Education, click here.
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures, and we stand ready to consult and assist any contractor or subcontractor impacted by a school district’s exercise of discretion with regard to the Shutdown Order. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your Metz Lewis contact or Timothy Berkebile (firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-918-1106) if you have any questions or wish to discuss.