Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. RECOVERY PHASE UPDATE:  Governor DeWine reiterated today that Ohio’s recovery phase will be not start and end overnight. “We must continue to assume that everyone has this disease because it is…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Action, MD, MPH, provided an update of the number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio and discussed how the state will develop its plan to reopen the economy. Ohioans have done a great job, a phenomenal job, fighting back, staying home, ensuring physical distancing. We’ve been doing all the…

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AGC of America members, In case you missed it, President Trump named AGC CEO Steve Sandherr to serve on the new “Great American Economic Revival Industry Group,” which will advise the president and his administration on the best ways to restart the broader economy. (Read article HERE) Sandherr will share how the construction industry offers…

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The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) emailed today additional guidance regarding active construction projects operating under the Amended Director’s Stay at Home Order issued April 2, 2020. OFCC has been given direction by the Ohio Department of Health that contractors may use face coverings that are not medical grade PPE when there are required jobs…

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On Friday, The Ohio BWC Board approved dividends to be sent to employers from the State Insurance Fund that equal about 100% of premiums paid in policy year 2018, totaling as much as $1.6 billion back to employers. Governor DeWine announced the plan during his April 8 news conference. Approximately $1.4 billion will go to…

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AGC released the results of the fourth Coronavirus Impact Survey. Click here to view the news release. The fast-worsening covid-19 pandemic has triggered layoffs at more than a quarter of construction firms while more than half of firms report they have had an owner cancel or delay a project. Click here to view survey results and here to watch AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson’s analysis of the survey. As…

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AGC of America Members, Check out the latest episode, in audio and/or video format, of AGC of America’s ConstructorCast Coronavirus Special Report. Today, host Leah Pilconis talks with Cory Gattie about how AGC of America is making infrastructure a key part of our economic recovery suggestions as we work with Congress and the Trump administration…

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Gov. Mike DeWine indicated that his team is currently forming a plan for reopening the state and supporting businesses as they recover. The Ohio House created a 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force that meets virtually to develop recommendations to assist in that effort. The group, which first met last Wednesday and held another today and…

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AGC released the results of the fourth Coronavirus Impact Survey. Click HERE to view the news release. The fast-worsening covid-19 pandemic has triggered layoffs at more than a quarter of construction firms while more than half of firms report they have had an owner cancel or delay a project. Click HERE to view survey results and HERE to watch AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson’s analysis of the survey. As…

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Forty Percent Of Construction Firms Report Layoffs Amid Widespread Project Cancellations As Economic Impact Of Coronavirus Grows Survey of Construction Firms by the Associated General Contractors of America Finds More Than Half of Firms Have Had Projects Halted as 74 Percent Seek New Paycheck Protection Loans to Retain Staff With the covid-19 pandemic worsening by…

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