AGC of America Members:
Please remember to complete the 5th edition of AGC of America’s coronavirus survey HERE. Your answers are extremely helpful in allowing us to measure the impacts of the coronavirus on the industry and to reinforce our advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and with the Trump administration. You can complete the survey HERE.
$310 billion in new funding for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program loans should be available soon, assuming the House, as expected, passes a new relief measure on Thursday after it passed the Senate Tuesday night. AGC of America has been pushing for the new funding SEE HERE because construction firms are struggling to maintain existing payrolls amid declining demand for construction services. As a reminder, AGC of America successfully pushed for clarification of the eligibility requirements that allow construction firms that employ 500 or fewer people to qualify. We will let you know once the loans again become available.
AGC’s safety team has released the first in a new series of weekly coronavirus safety tips HERE. Please review these tips with your teams and make sure to remind everyone on staff to comply with all coronavirus safety procedures. There is no margin for error, after all, when it comes to protecting workers and the public from the coronavirus. You can find the new weekly safety tips here: https://workingsafe.agc.org/weekly-safety-tips/.
Now that several state and local governments have mandated the use of safety masks, we are looking for pictures of construction workers with masks on so we can update the images on AGC’s public website workingsafe.agc.org. Please send any photos of workers in masks to AGC’s Brian Turmail at email@example.com and Sophia Valentino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also please keep telling us about the work you are doing to expand healthcare facilities or otherwise support the fight against the coronavirus. You can share those stories with Brian Turmail at email@example.com.
And remember to keep checking the AGC Connection app HERE and the AGC Coronavirus site HERE for the latest updates. Please stay healthy and safe.