Is Your Construction Project “Essential”?As the coronavirus pandemic’s devastating impacts continue to evolve, governments at all levels (local, state and federal) are taking various measures to respond to the virus outbreak. Several governors and mayors have issued orders shutting down certain business operations while others are focusing more on non-business activities. Owners, contractors, vendors and suppliers are asking whether

COVID-19: Denied Access to NASA Facilities ClauseNASA announced on March 17, 2020, that, “[e]ffective immediately, all [NASA] employees and contractors will move to mandatory telework until further notice” as a result of the COVID-19 (the coronavirus) pandemic, and that only “[m]ission-essential personnel” will be “granted access onsite.” In light of this development, government contractors performing work under NASA contracts that

“Force” and Foremost: COVID-19 and Force Majeure in Construction ContractsSince our last article, fear of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread as rapidly as the disease itself. Within the last few days, President Trump declared a national emergency and announced the steps the Executive Office is taking to respond to the outbreak. The virus and the efforts taken to prevent its proliferation are