EST Sproule Clarification on Philadelphia Mayor COVID-19 Announcements

March 17, 2020

The Eastern Atlantic Council of Carpenters has been in continuous conversation with stakeholders of both the public and private sectors including Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney regarding the recent COVID-19 (Novel Cornonavirus) situation. After a discussion with the Mayor’s office, we must clarify that the recent announcement made by Mayor Kenney stating the closing of all non-essential businesses DOES NOT include the construction industry. Our members are ready and willing to do their part to keep the economy moving forward and perform the skilled work necessary at this time. Our Council is proud to have members that already perform safe and productive work, but who are also aware of what additional safety requirements are necessary in these pressing times.  

Thank you to all the Owners, General Contractors, Subcontractors, and Local Leaders who have also taken the proper steps to make sure our industry if pushing forward as safely as possible.


William C. Sproule

Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters.