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If more than 6 workers per site job are required, fill out a more than 6 worker job application form and submit it to the Building Commissioner. Once received the request will be evaluated and an approval or denial will be sent to the applicant via email.
Any Board of Health Agent, Police Officer, or Code Official can enforce the provisions of Emergency Order No. 8.
Anyone so designated by the company and approved by the Town through the application process.
Under the state Stay at Home order, caretaking is permitted.
Only if the work had started prior to March 20, 2020; otherwise, it is not currently allowed, unless approved by the Building Commissioner for an emergency reason.
The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (www.mass.gov/info-details/employee-unemployment-faq-covid-19#eligibility-) has advised that employees receiving unemployment who seek to self-quarantine due to a “reasonable fear of exposure” or to care for “a child who is at home” need not accept suitable work that becomes available until the reasonable fear or childcare need have resolved. There is no further definition of “reasonable” in terms of fear of exposure, but legal opinion states that it needs to be something more than a generalized, subjective fear of contracting the illness, and must be based on concrete factors present in the workplace or the employee’s health condition that increase his likelihood of getting the disease.
Please also consider that the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance has advised that an employee who plans to quit his or her job out of fear of being exposed may be eligible, but must demonstrate, among other things, that such fear was reasonable under the circumstances. The DUA did not define “reasonable” in this guidance either.
What is allowed:
What is NOT allowed:
No, non-essential businesses are not allowed to open per the Governor.
The maximum would be eight workers per lot regardless of the number of structures. This scenario is assuming that an additional two workers were authorized to go above the set limit of six, due a special situation which had the approval of the Building Commissioner in advance. Such requests to add additional workers must be made through a request form found on the PLUS web page.
Because construction sites are limited to six workers, both parties would have to come to an agreement to allow no more than six workers, total, regardless of whether they are construction workers or landscapers. Workers at sites require coordination and communication with the general contractor or property owner to ensure that situations like this do not occur.
Six - including a Covid19 officer; or, in the case of an allowable increase in workers (as approved in advance by the Building Commissioner, eight, including a Covid19 officer.
Single worker registration is no longer required.
One maximum amount per Map and Parcel, or lot.
Increasing the number of workers above six is done through a form found on the PLUS web page. The request may or may not be granted. The request should be related to a matter of safety. Six workers includes a Covid officer.