We have assembled the following list of resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) for our members’ reference during this unprecedented time.

Please check back, as this list will be continually updated as new information and resources become available.

Information on Local Shelter-in-Place Orders

Among these various orders, construction is still being considered an Essential Business and can continue operating.  Please continue to distribute OSHA 3990‑03 guidance on preparing the workplace in light of COVID-19 and encouraging worker education.

Local Shelter-In-Place Orders:

Dallas County Construction Safety Mandate     Generic Essential Business Letter for Employees

Shutdown Procedure Examples from NY ABC Chapter:

Information on New Paid Leave Mandates

On March 24, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employers about meeting their requirements to offer emergency paid sick leave and paid family medical leave offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.

The guidance addresses critical questions, such as how an employer must count the number of their employees to determine coverage; how small businesses can obtain an exemption; how to count hours for part-time employees; and how to calculate the wages employees are entitled to under this law.

Q&A Document     Employer Fact Sheet     Employee Fact Sheet

Each covered employer must post a notice of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises. An employer may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees, or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external website.

FFCRA Poster     FFCRA Notice Q&As

Information on Senate CARES Bill

On March 25, Senate Democrats and Republicans arrived at a deal to provide approximately $2 trillion in federal funding and programs to address the ongoing health crisis. The legislation would send $1,200 checks to many Americans under a certain income threshold, create a $350 billion loan program for small businesses, and establish a $500 billion lending fund for industries, cities and states. Other provisions include payroll tax delays and other tax fixes for businesses and, importantly, $140 billion for hospitals. Click below to view the final bill and section-by-section that the Senate passed 96-0 without a single vote in opposition. Additional informational links on the bill are included below.

Full CARES Bill     CARES Section-By-Section

COVID-19 Webinars

*NOTE: To access recordings of the ABC National webinars, you must have login credentials for ABC’s Academy for Construction Ethics, Compliance and Best Practices. To request credentials, a TEXO Member in a management position must fill out the Academy Login Request Form.

 

Upcoming Webinars

AGC National: Navigating the Outbreak: An Eight Part Webinar Series on the Factors that Construction Companies Need to Consider, as They Strive for Business Continuity
Date: Monday, March 23 – Wednesday, April 1
Time: 1:00 p.m. CDT

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Peckar & Abramson: How to Manage the Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry
Date: Tuesday, March 31
Time: 1:00 p.m. CT
Speakers: Steven M. Charney, Peckar & Abramson; Gregory R. Begg, Peckar & Abramson; Patrick J. Greene, Jr., Peckar & Abramson; Philip Ross, Anchin; Paul Gevertzman, Anchin; Christopher Kelly, Anchin; Brian Sanvidge, Anchin
The impact of the coronavirus has affected nearly every industry, and the construction sector is no exception. The panel will provide practical and timely advice regarding governmental programs and assistance, contractual/notice matters, labor & employment matters, and operational financial matters with a focus on liquidity.

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FMI: How to Manage Subcontractor Default Risks During the COVID-19 Crisis
Date: Wednesday, April 1
Time: 11:00 a.m. CT
Speakers: Ryan Howsam, FMI Corporation; Jeff Nolan, Cove Programs; Nate Espe, Cove Programs; Gregory Chertoff, Peckar & Abramson; David Madison, FMI Corporation
In this webinar, subject matter experts from FMI, Cove Programs Insurance Services and Peckar& Abramson share key industry insights and provide advice on how to manage and mitigate subcontractor default risks during the COVID-19 crisis. Our webinar presenters will also be available for a live Q&A at the end of the webinar, save your seat now in our upcoming session!

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Peckar & Abramson: COVID-19 Forum: a Series on Managing Risk in Unprecedented Times
Date: Every Thursday – Next on April 2
Time: 2:00 p.m. CT
Speakers: Steven Albright, AGC of Texas; Barry J. Brooks, Peckar & Abramson; Denis G. Ducran, Peckar & Abramson; George C. Baldwin, Peckar & Abramson; Timothy D. Matheny, Peckar & Abramson; Stewart Shurtleff, Peckar & Abramson
P&A invites you to a complimentary weekly interactive forum where you can send in questions and receive an answer in real time. Episode 2 will be moderated by Stewart Shurtleff and will cover the following topics: Texas State of Affairs, Employment Update, Documenting Impacts, and Public Work Projects.

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Recorded Webinars

ABC National: Navigating COVID-19 From the C-Suite Leader’s Perspective

ABC National: COVID-19 and Its Impact on Jobsite Health and Safety

ABC National: Practical Issues for Employers in Navigating the New Federal Emergency Paid FMLA and Sick Leave Mandates

AGC National: Your Federal and State Legal Obligations to Provide Paid and/or Unpaid Leave to Your Employees

AGC National: What the Federal and Many State Labor and Employment Laws Are Likely to Require of You, as You Adjust Your Operations to Meet the Latest Contingencies?

ABC National: Construction Employer Responsibilities and OSHA Compliance During the Coronavirus Emergency

ABC National: The Economy in the Time of Coronavirus: The Near- and Longer-term Outlooks for the Economy and the Markets

ABC National: Contract Issues and the Coronavirus

AGC National: Briefing on the Latest Developments on the Coronavirus and What That Means for the Construction Industry

AvidXchange: 5 Ways to Prepare Your AP Team to Operate Remotely and Implement Business Continuity

Precautions to Consider:

The TEXO Safety Committee met virtually to discuss the following best practices for our local DFW members to protect yourselves and your employees.

Please take the time to talk to your teams about good hygiene practices that can protect themselves and their loved ones. Universal precautions are vital to prevent the virus from spreading further!

TEXO COVID-19 Best Practices – English     TEXO COVID-19 Best Practices – Spanish

  • Stay home if ill!
  • Limit face to face meetings.
  • Limit non-essential training sessions or conduct by web or in open, outdoor areas.
  • Implement “social distancing” practices if you must gather.
  • Ramp up housekeeping/cleaning procedures, especially in common areas.
  • Ensure extra sanitation of PPE such as glasses, masks, etc.
  • Utilize Teladoc or other tele-health services if your company has this option as a part of benefits (consult prior to exposing others).
  • Ensure employees have access to hand washing stations and/or hand sanitizer near their work area.
  • Avoid sharing tools if possible or disinfecting as needed (the same applies to the office area).
  • Avoid sharing drinking containers.
  • Evaluate and disinfect areas where your employees take breaks and eat their meals.

Other Resources:

Virtual Safety Training Opportunities

Many members have reached out to us asking about free or reasonably priced online safety trainings (both general and coronavirus-related topics), so we have put together the following list of virtual training resources.

 

Free Resources:

TEXO Member Vendor Guide

Contractor Members: We’ve put together this handy guide to TEXO Specialty Contractor & Industry Members whose services may be particularly useful to your organizations during this period. Feel free to reach out to these vendors as needed, and be sure to mention that you’re a fellow TEXO member!

Specialty & Industry Members: If you do not see your company below and would like to be included in this list, please contact Emily Baker at emily@texoassociation.org with your contact information and relevant CSI codes.

TEXO Cares: Donations to Local Hospitals

During this time of crisis, few other industries are as essential as healthcare, and we can’t thank enough the hardworking doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and many more who are battling COVID-19 on the front lines. Click below to learn more about how we can support our local hospitals with PPE, monetary, and other donations: