Business Insider – Construction workers across the US share their conflicting thoughts on still going to work during the coronavirus pandemic

On March 21, the chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America and the President of North America’s Building Trades Unions issued a joint statement recommending that the government exempt construction work from shutdowns.

“Government officials at all levels should treat the construction industry and the work it performs as vital and essential to the critical industries that must remain in operation.”  

Certain states, like New York and California, have done just that — deeming construction jobs, of all types, as essential while other cities and states have halted operations or let construction companies make decisions on a case-by-case basis.

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