Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Keep Workers Safe, Keep Construction Goinga Special Message from AGC of America CEO Stephen E. Sandherr

AGC is committed to providing our members with valuable resources and updates during these challenging times. You can navigate to topic-specific news and information by using the blue tabs or browse the latest updates by simply scrolling to the bottom of this page. AGC will continue to monitor the situation and update the information on these pages accordingly.

 

Important

AGC Virtual Media Event: Release of New Construction Data
AGC released the new survey during a virtual media event today alongside Procore, who also released new data it collects on the impacts of the coronavirus on the industry. You can watch that event HERE and view AGC’s analysis of the survey results HERE. You can also watch a short video of AGC chief economist Ken Simonson explaining the new survey results HERE.
 
Recap of Current Construction Business Conditions

AGC has prepared a packet of information to help document current market conditions that helped influence many firms’ decisions to apply for Paycheck Protection Program loans. The intent of this packet is to provide a snapshot of media coverage starting on March 27 – the launch of the initial round of Paycheck Protection Program loans – covering topics like declining demand, growing layoffs and general worries about market conditions for the construction industry. Please see packet HERE.

If you feel it appropriate, please consider including this packet of material in the records you retain relating to your application for a Paycheck Protection Program loan. This packet should provide an overview of the nationwide market conditions the industry faced when firms opted to apply for the loans.

Upcoming AGC Webinars

AGC will be hosting another two-part webinar series on Monday, May 11 and Thursday, May 14, Building Contractors – Preparing yourself and your jobsite for the Impacts of Covid-19. This series will help answer questions about the life cycle of a project while operating through Covid-19. Part one will focus on determining project viability and keeping a jobsite open amid Covid-19 and part two will focus on reopening projects previously shut down.  Click HERE to register for either/both of those webinars.

State-by-State Business Reopening Guidance​ 
On May 6, U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched an interactive map with state-specific information to help business owners distill and navigate different state-based public health guidelines as they begin to reopen in communities across the nation. The state-by-state map contains critical information for American businesses in 29 states where governors have begun to reopen local economies. The Chamber will update the map as new guidelines become available.

Latest Updates

May 21, 2020
AGC is working to secure targeted and reasonable liability protections against legal claims arising from the current pandemic to protect construction firms following recognized safety and health protocols to guard against the spread of COVID-19. In addition, AGC is working to bar legal presumptions... Read More
May 21, 2020
Prior to the House passing its more than $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill on May 15, AGC shared with legislators its comprehensive analysis on construction industry priorities missing from and included in the bill. There, the association noted that the legislation failed to include liability... Read More
May 21, 2020
On May 15, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of the Treasury released the Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application late. The application includes step-by-step instructions on how to perform the mechanical calculations required by the CARES Act to confirm... Read More
May 21, 2020
AGC continues to lead efforts—both legislative and regulatory—to bring needed flexibilities to the terms of the Paycheck Protection Program for the construction industry. In the House of Representatives, AGC is working with Reps. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) and Chip Roy (R-Tex.) to advance their... Read More
May 20, 2020
On May 19, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued their latest guidance on recording cases of COVID-19 in the workplace and interim enforcement response plan. The enforcement memos will become effective on May 26, 2020 and rescinds both previously issued memos on each topic... Read More
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