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July 9, 2021


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DOB Rescinds COVID Enforcement Measures

As of July 8, 2021, Buildings has rescinded the guidance allowing enforcement of health and safety rules to help stop the spread of COVID.

The Department has rescinded previously issued Guidance and Buildings Bulletins related to the COVID-19 public health emergency for construction. Due to changes in New York State guidelines, property owners and contractors no longer have to observe the following:

  • DOB Phase 1: Reopening Guidance, previously issued more than a year ago.
  • BB 2020-010: How to reopen construction sites that were shut down due to the pandemic.
  • BB 2020-006: How to secure construction sites that were shut down due to the pandemic.
  • BB 2020-015: The temporary use of hotels by educational institutions as dormitories.
  • BB 2021-008: Determining a headcount of persons for in-door dining or other food services

Now that New York is reopening, you will find these bulletins on the DOB website with a "RESCINDED" stamp on the document. It means that they no longer apply to any projects, moving forward.

To view current bulletins, you may visit here.

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine Today!

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and free. All New Yorkers 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine and now you can get one without an appointment. Why not get vaccinated today?

To find a walk-up site near you, visit:

If you want to sign up in advance there are a number of ways you can do so.

To make an appointment online, visit:

To schedule an appointment by phone, call: 877-VAX-4NYC

Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner

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