June 11, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), 32BJ SEIU and Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations has issued a guide to best practices on safety and health guidelines for market-rate residential buildings in New York City, including multifamily rentals, cooperatives and condominiums.
Among other guidance, the coalition recommends reviewing all building systems, developing protocols for outside vendors, adapting amenity areas to meet public health guidance, and conducting daily health screenings of employees and visitors.
“Our essential building workers and managers have done an incredible job of keeping residents safe, and these guidelines will help ensure that work is recognized and continued as we begin to revitalize the city,” said REBNY president James Whelan.
Working with other industry groups, REBNY has also prepared guidelines for re-entering commercial buildings, conducting real estate transactions and operating construction sites. They’re intended to help the industry support the statewide New York Forward reopening plan.
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