The coronavirus has put the states of New York and New Jersey on pause. For now, the construction industry remains among the "essential businesses" allowed to keep offices or project sites open as needed. But contractors, project owners, design firms and others must deal with new policies and procedures in order to abide by the law and ensure the health and safety of workers from the back shop to construction sites.

Collected below is the latest news and commentary about COVID-19's impact on construction in the Garden State and the Empire State, updated frequently. And ENR's latest national and international updates on the coronavirus pandemic can be found here. Also, please find news about the virus' impact on construction in other states here.

We are also seeking your questions and comments about the ongoing crisis.

May 15, 2020

New York, New Jersey Reopen Construction Project Sites

May 12, 2020

Construction Industry "Ready to Rock" When New York State Reopens

May 11, 2020

NYC School Construction Chief Reopens Projects, But Awaits Stimulus Funds

April 25, 2020

NY Transit Rail Operations Exec Dies of COVID-19 Complications

April 24, 2020

New York City's Building Commissioner Talks Construction Processes During, and After, COVID-19

April 15, 2020

Companies, Colleges Retool to Produce Much-Needed Face Masks

April 8, 2020

New Jersey, Second in US COVID-19 Cases, Shuts Non-Essential Construction

April 6, 2020

New York City Halts Public Design Work

New York Building Congress: Coronavirus Industry Information Updates

March 30, 2020

$10K Fines Announced for COVID-19-Related Construction Violations in New York City

March 28, 2020

Corps Leaders Explain Strategy for Rapid Hospital Response at Javits, Other Sites

March 27, 2020

'Essential Construction' Defined as New York Shuts Most Projects Over Coronavirus

March 26, 2020

New York City Construction Plugs Away Even With Coronavirus Shutdowns

M&T Bank Puts Construction of Tech Hub on Hold Amid Coronavirus Concerns

March 25, 2020

NYC Mayor de Blasio on COVID-19, Essential Construction: 'Some Construction is Much More Vital than Others'

NY State Sen: Workers Made Jobless By Coronavirus Can Be Trained in Construction Trades

March 24, 2020

Construction Firms in NJ, NY, Elsewhere Continue Support, Donations for Healthcare Workers

Healthcare Designers Educate and Warn During COVID-19 Crisis

March 23, 2020

Buffalo Contractor Pauses Some Projects, Other Firms Move On In Face of Coronavirus

New York State on Pause: Construction, Tradesworker Cos. to Stay Open

March 20, 2020

Corps of Engineers Launches Push To Add Hospital Capacity At Javits Center, 3 More New York Sites

Companies Offer Alternative Solutions for COVID-19 Beds

March 19, 2020

Airports, Transit Agencies in NY, Other States Request Emergency Funds

NJ Gov., Congress Reps Lobby Feds for Bailout Over Coronavirus Unrest

March 18, 2020

New York, New Jersey Governors Among Pols Seek Federal Help to Build Hospital Facilities

NYC Plans to Add More than 8,000 Beds for Coronavirus Patients

March 17, 2020

Environmental Contractors Group Set to Help NYC Construction Sites Face Coronavirus Risks

March 13, 2020

Construction Responds To Limit Coronavirus Infection Exposure, Manage Work