COVID-19 Breaking News

Stay up-to-date on news and resources for businesses and essential workers.


4/16/20 – New York State “on Pause” extended through May 15

Governor Andrew Cuomo today announces that “NYS on PAUSE” restrictions on non-essential workers staying home, has been extened through May 15. Also, all New Yorkers must wear masks or face coverings on public transportation systems and while taking private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles. Click here to learn more.

4/15/2020 – New York City Department of Buildings releases updates pertaining to the COVID-19 crisis

On April 15th the NYC Dept of Buildings issues new guidance to owners and contractors on the enforcement of Essential vs. Nonessential construction.

Updated DOB Guidance on Essential vs Nonessential Construction

Updated Guidelines for Suspension of Work and new Certificate of Authorization Requirement

FAQs Regarding Essential and Non-Essential Construction

4/10/2020 – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advises essential infrastructure businesses to make body temperature scans a key element in keeping their employees safe.”

On April 9th, the CDC distributed this PDF to all essential businesses. They advise employers to make temperature scans a part of the pre-screen process to ensure all employee’s health. Click here to view Total Fire Protection’s Elevated Body Temperature Scanning solutions.

4/8/2020 – New York City Department of Buildings issues “Industry Best Practices for Social Distancing Guidelines for Construction Sites.”

4/3/2020 – Total Fire Protection announces new Crisis Management Systems & Supplies offerings

For over 20 years, Total Fire Protection has provided Fire & Life Safety services for businesses government agencies in New York and across the country. Today we are pleased to announce our newest offering, Crisis Management Systems & Supplies. Click here to learn more.

3/29/2020 – Governor Cuomo Announces NYS on Pause Functions Extended Through April 15th.

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced all NYS On Pause functions will be extended for the next two weeks. The Governor also directed the state nonessential workforce to continue to work from home for an additional two weeks through April 15th. The state will re-evaluate after this additional two-week period. Click here to learn more.

3/24/2020 – NFPA Issues Guidance On Fire Protection And Life Safety Systems Regardless Of Occupancy Status.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, all commercial and multi-occupancy residential buildings should maintain fully operational fire & life safety system inspections and maintenance regardless of occupance Status. Total Fire Protection will ensure all maintenance and inspections are provided. Click here to read the press releases from the NFPA.

3/23/2020 – New York State Mandatory Hospital Occupancy Increase.

Click here to learn more about Gov Andrew Cuomo’s mandatory directive and how Total Fire Protection can help.

3/13/2020 – Total Fire Protection Announces Their “Action Plan To Combat COVID-19.

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Total Fire Protection has implemented an Action Plan. Click here to download a copy.

As the COVID-19 matter evolves, Total Fire Protection wants to ensure you that we are consistently monitoring the developments of this situation and remain engaged with information shared by relevant health departments, locally and from around the world.

As an essential business service provider, we are here with you, every step of the way. We are dedicated to ensuring that every appointment is kept and every fire & life safety system is inspected, serviced and maintained to the highest standard.

On this page, we have collected vital links and current news related to the Greater New York area. We will update this information as we learn more.

Through all of this, the health, safety, and well-being of our team members and customers remains our top priority. As such, we have implemented an Action Plan to help us ensure a safe and healthy workplace for our employees as well as doing everything we can to reduce any potential for spreading COVID-19. You can review our Action Plan at the bottom of this page or click here to download a copy.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, either through your regular Account Manager or by any of our regional office listed below:

  • Brooklyn: (718) 951-7200
  • Manhattan: (212) 396-2600
  • Long Island: (516) 785-8700

Additionally, we have provided several important links to local government health sites at the bottom of this page.