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Islanders: Belmont and all non-essential construction put on hold

On Friday, all non-essential construction in the state of New York was stopped while the state attempts to flatten the curve of coronavirus cases. That means construction on the New York Islanders Belmont arena has been put on hold for the time being.

This morning no work could be seen being done on the site from the Belmont's live cam. How long construction will be on hold isn't clear just yet, nor does it really matter.

In his daily address to the state, Governor Cuomo didn't elaborate on what is and isn't essential construction, but a release from Empire State Development clearly lays out what is and isn't essential.