April 2, 2020
COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on our society, with unique and challenging implications on construction in the Sunshine State. Even the close parallels to the 2008 recession and the 9/11 terrorism event stop short, as in the current climate, there can be actual, legal and practical impediments to the conduct of business. In fact, business activity has been halted or restricted in some quarters.
Gov. Ron DeSantis — right or wrong — has finally chosen to use his executive powers to issue a statewide edict, effective at 12:01 a.m., on April 3 and expiring on April 30, restricting business and personal activity, but still declaring construction as an essential service.
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