COVID-19: MTA

5/18

The MTA issued revised Flowcharts for contractor/consultant exposure scenarios, general COVID-19 safety info and a revised safety checklist, updated to reflect NY Forward guidance. These replace the previous versions.


4/22/20

MTA issued flowcharts for contractor/consultant exposure scenarios and general COVID-19 safety information, with updated mask guidance. This replaces and supercedes previous versions.


4/7/20

 MTA Construction & Development created a COVID-19 project safety checklist.


3/25/20

MTA has provided guidance and protocols for COVID-19 exposure.


3/23/20

MTA Construction and Development provided additional guidance on EO 202: COVID-19 Guidance for MTA Projects – EO 202.

Will the MTA consider e-submittals? Yes.  Most MTA projects accept e-submittals through project management software already in place. 

Will there be an electronic alternative to notarized documents? Yes. Effective immediately as per Executive Order No.202.7 notaries can notarize documents via audio/video means. The executive order is good through April 18, 2020.  Below is the relevant language from the Executive Order.

IN ADDITION, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 29-a of Article 2-B of the Executive Law to issue any directive during a disaster emergency necessary to cope with the disaster, I hereby issue the following directives for the period from the date of Executive Order through April 18, 2020:

  • Any notarial act that is required under New York State law is authorized to be performed utilizing audio-video technology provided that the following conditions are met:
  • The person seeking the Notary's services, if not personally known to the Notary, must present valid photo ID to the
  • Notary during the video conference, not merely transmit it prior to or after;
  • The video conference must allow for direct interaction between the person and the Notary (e.g. no pre-recorded videos of the person signing);
  • The person must affirmatively represent that he or she is physically situated in the State of New York;
  • The person must transmit by fax or electronic means a legible copy of the signed document directly to the Notary on the same date it was signed;
  • The Notary may notarize the transmitted copy of the document and transmit the same back to the person; and
  • The Notary may repeat the notarization of the original signed document as of the date of execution provided the Notary receives such original signed document together with the electronically notarized copy within thirty days after the date of execution.


Will Pre-proposal conferences be held as conference calls?  Yes. The current plan is to conduct pre-proposal conferences as conference calls or video conferences during this period. 

 

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