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    Coronavirus Resources for Construction Industry

    COVID 19 Resources for the Construction Industry

    CCIA is compiling information to help keep its members and other transportation construction professionals informed on key issues related to the Coronavirus.
    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION RESOURCES

    For Road and Transportation Contractors

    artba.org/coronavirus

    (includes a state-by-state compilation)

    For Building Contractors

    agc.org/coronavirus-covid-19

    For Asphalt Pavement Producers and Contractors 

    asphaltpavement.org/coronavirus

     

    For Ready Mixed Concrete Producers: 

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 

    Ready Mix-Safety Guidance

    CCIA NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

    04/22/20:   Construction Guidance:  Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employees - refer to the provisions for face masks

    04/21/20:   CTDOT Safety Bulletin - Requirements for Face Coverings

    04/18/20:  New Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Businesses - Mandatory Face Coverings

    Beginning 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 20, 2020all employees must wear a face mask or face cloth at all times in the workplace.

    •  Here is a link to the DECD’s Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers.
    • And here is Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7BB, regarding Protection of Public Health and Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic and Response – Use of Facemasks or Cloth Face Coverings.
    • If you are having difficulties securing adequate face protection for your employees, the CCIA Safety Committee has identified several possible resources you may wish to pursue.  Please contact the liaison to the CCIA Safety Committee, John Butts, at jbutts@ctconstruction.org if you need assistance. 

    04/13/20:  SBA Releases Two Interim Rules Regarding Paycheck Program which will be published in the Federal Register on Wed. Apr. 15: 

    • The first interim final rule:  a general description of the program and associated regulations, can be found here
    • The second interim final rule is supplementary in nature and provides general guidance as well as additional explanation of affiliation rules.  It can be found here.

    04/09/20:   New guidance from the CDC on implementing safety practices for critical infrastructure workers who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 (or someone with symptoms). 

    04/08/20:  New CTDOT Safety Bulletin for Construction and Surveys Field Staff

    04/07/20:  AGC of America News Release announcing Firms With 500 Or Fewer Employees to Qualify for Paycheck Protection Program Loans.  

    04/07/20AGC of America Invites hosting Coronavirus Stand Down, April 9, 2020.  

    04/06/20:   CT DOT CPVOD-19 Update 4-3-20 - Read to get an update on the status of operations and how to contact agency staff to report problems, concerns or provide feedback.  

    04/03/20:  SBA INTERIM FINAL RULE – Paycheck Protection Program

    • Coronavirus Funding Options page. which is linked here

    04/02/20:  IRS Tax Credit Guidance:  COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs

    04/01/20:  Safety Resources from ARTBA and AGC of America: 

    03/31/20:  SharedWorkCT.comWorking Downturns into Upturns 

    03/30/20:   AGC Analysis of the CARES Act

    03/30/20:  Federal Help for Small Business:  US Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Emergency Loans Guide and Checklist
     

    03/27/20:  The Department of Labor has released additional posters in English and Spanish to assist with compliance requirements in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The posters can be found here:

    American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has reported: 

    FMCSA has granted some limited relief with CDL.  Read and Download: 

    FMCSA Releases Guidance on Drug and Alcohol Testing Requirements:  

    UPDATE:  FFCRA implementation

    • United States Department of Labor Memo States that from now through April 17, 2020 DOL will use a “good faith effort” standard of enforcement for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  
    • FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal:  ARTBA has reported that a model notice poster has been released by the US DOL notifying employees of their rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  All employers covered by the FFCRA are required to give employees notice.  This poster will satisfy the FFCRA notice requirements. [Download PDF]

    Preparing for Workforce Impacts 

    AGC Update:  US DOL Guidance on Family First Response ACT - includes fact sheets and Q&A  Email from Shubert, 03/25/20 

    UPDATE:  FAMILIES FIRST RESPONSE ACT  All employers covered by the FFCRA are required to give employees notice.  This poster will satisfy the FFCRA notice requirements. [Download PDF]

    Coronavirus Special Update: Planning for the Potential Impact on Your Workplace [ARTBA Webinar] 

    AGC Summary of Families First Coronavirus Response Act

    State of Connecticut

    State of Connecticut Business Resources Learn how the State of Connecticut is continuing to take major steps to protect business

    Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program  This program will provide emergency cash flow relief to small businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by the coronavirus.  Learn more about eligibility requirements and click here to apply. 

    CTDOT Continuing Design, Bidding, and Construction Email from Don Shubert, 03/23/20 

    Connecticut Department of Administrative Services  Email from Don Shubert, 03/23/20 

    Essential Worker Guidelines Email from Shubert, 03/23/20

    Take action

    Submission to USDOL - (FFCRA) Reminder:  email Don Shubert issues to raise by COB, March 26, 2020. 

    Protective Item Donations  Donate surplus protective equipment, or email Hartford Healthcare 

    Announcement: CCIA Postponed Training Programs and Events in March and April  (update your calendar)

     

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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