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Construction

  • All non-essential construction is required to be secured and made safe no later than March 27, 2020.
  • Construction occurring in/on occupied dwellings and all type of ?emergency? work is considered essential. All new construction and construction of unoccupied buildings is considered non-essential.
  • Currently construction projects in Somerville will be allowed to continue.  Please submit a Job Hazard Analysis(JHA) and Site Specific Safety Plan(SSSP) for continued operations during the emergency declaration, upload these documents to CitizenServe.  Projects that do not have a submitted JHA and SSSP will not be allowed to operate.
  • If there are further restrictions placed on construction projects as the City’s emergency response measures become more defined a notification will be made to all projects through CS and will be followed up with direct contact from the project inspector. 
  • If additional restrictions are enacted projects will be given time to properly and safely secure the site. 
  • There will be additional details provided if additional restrictions are mandated.

Food Service

  • All restaurant establishment are limited to “Take Out” and “Delivery” services
  • Grocery stores, convenience stores and “corner” stores are allowed to remain open and shall practice social distancing requirements to the fullest extent possible
  • No non-prepackage self-service food is allowed for purchase i.e. salad bars, olive bars, etc.

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9TH EDITION OF THE MASS. STATE BUILDING CODE IN EFFECT AS OF JANUARY 1, 2018

CONSTRUCTION WORKING HOURS:  MONDAY-FRIDAY 7:00AM - 7:00PM AND SATURDAY 9:00AM-7:00PM

NO CONSTRUCTION WORK ALLOWED ON SUNDAYS OR HOLIDAYS

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