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Policy and Legislative Updates Impacting Architects

An Act providing for virtual notarization to address challenges related to COVID-19

Summary for SB 2645

Summary for SB 2645

Mechanic’s Liens and Other Payment Avenues During COVID-19

During this video, you will examine the basics of mechanic’s liens and other payment options that might be available during COVID-19.

How AIA documents Handle Contractor Delays and Extensions of Time due to COVID-19

Apr 25, 2020

COVID-19 Media Availability 4/27/20

Mayor Walsh hosts a media availability to discuss updates relating to COVID-19.

On March 23, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24th at noon until Tuesday, April 7th at noon. These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely.

In the RESOURCE DOCUMENTS section below are copies of the signed order along with two guidance documents.

The Essential Public Works Services are outlined on page 6 of the COVID-19 Essential Services List.

  • Essential Public Works services include “Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, inspectors and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, construction sites and projects, and needed facilities.”