Information for BRI Members About the Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19 Outbreak

Last Updated: April 29, 2020

Although Westchester County had the first recorded case of COVID-19 on March 1, the pandemic has become a statewide, national, and international crisis. Despite the success of measures like ramped-up testing and social distancing to curb the number of transmissions, number of hospitalizations, and the number of deaths, it is likely we will be living with the public health consequences and reimagining the way we conduct business in Westchester and the mid-Hudson Valley for at least months and, more likely, years.

The BRI will regularly update this page with links to the best practical information available on reasonable and effective precautions to keep those who live and work within your building or office safe. If you have a specific question or suggestion not listed below, please email us at or call us at 914-273-0730.

Preventing the Spread of Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19

What about emergency “social distancing”?

What has the Governor ordered for businesses in regards to emergency “social distancing”?

What does the Governor’s reopening plan mean for construction?

What else should be done for construction workers to keep them safe at a jobsite?

What has the Governor ordered for public employees in regards to emergency “social distancing”?

My co-op has an annual meeting happening soon — what do I do to comply with emergency “social distancing” measures?

What about cleaning and disinfection?

How should I approach dealing with quarantined residents and/or employees?

What employment issues or scenarios should I prepare for?

What are the new paid sick leave policies that have been enacted in reaction to COVID-19?

What economic assistance programs for business owners or property owners have been put into place?

Where should I go for additional health information on Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19?


Listen to the March 13 episode of the “Building Knowledge with The BRI” Radio Show: ““A Guide for Employers of Local 32-BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Personnel on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situations!” Guest: Matthew Persanis, Esq., Labor Counsel, BRI & A Principal of Elefante and Persanis, LLP.

Listen to the March 6 episode of the “Building Knowledge with The BRI” Radio Show: “Preparing Your Workplace for the Fight Against the Coronavirus (COVID-19)!” Guest: Stuart Betheil, Principal, Fleet West Management Corporation.

Listen to the February 1 episode of the “Constructive Conversations with The Builders Institute” Radio Show: “What Property Owners, Managers and Boards Should Know — and do — about Pandemic Situations!” Guest: Stuart Betheil, Principal, Fleet West Management Corporation.