CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Resources Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

  • Coronavirus webpage
  • Recommended Basic Protective Measures
    o Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
    o If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    o Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
    o Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    o Stay home when you are sick
    o Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away
    o Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Ohio Call Center, Website:  Ohio Department of Health opened a call center to answer questions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and set up a website with state-specific information, https://coronavirus.ohio.gov. The call center will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).  Call center staff includes licensed nurses and infectious disease experts who can answer questions and provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.

Proven Disinfectants:  EPA’s Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-19

OSHA: A new OSHA alert and guidance document on COVID-19 provide general practices to help prevent worker exposure to coronavirus.

AGC of America: Coronavirus Resource Page

Legal Articles of Interest from AGC-Member Law Firms:

5.6 AGC of America Coronavirus Update

May 7, 2020

GC released the latest in its series of Coronavirus safety tips today, focusing on the products that should be used for disinfection. You can find those, and prior weeks’ safety tips HERE. Please make sure you are sharing these safety tips with your teams and encouraging them to hold frequent safety briefings and stand downs…

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SAFETY DISCUSSION ON OHIO’S UPDATED CORONAVIRUS REQUIREMENTS – MAY 8

May 5, 2020

This Friday, May 8, the AGC of Ohio Safety Committee will host an online discussion at 10 a.m. about Ohio’s latest COVID-19 regulations and how contractors are implementing them. An Outlook invite has been sent to those who regularly participate in safety meetings. If you didn’t receive an invitation and are interested in joining the…

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WATER CONSIDERATIONS WHEN REOPENING BUILDINGS

May 5, 2020

To assist businesses, building owners, and others reopening buildings that have been closed, the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio EPA issued recommendations for water supply flushing and guidance for plumbing water service restoration: Recommendations for Water Supply Flushing for Reopening of Buildings Under Statewide COVID-19 Transition Plan; and Guidance for Premise Plumbing Water Service…

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STAY SAFE OHIO ORDER & FACE COVERINGS

May 5, 2020

AGC received calls today from contractors confused about the new Stay Safe Ohio Order and face coverings for employees. It is important to note that the previous two “Stay at Home” orders that included essential businesses have expired, and the new Stay Safe Ohio Order is currently in effect. Employers are expected to follow its…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review

May 5, 2020

WEEK IN REVIEW Friday, May 1, 2020 Throughout the week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine was joined by Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton M.D., MPH, and provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor and Dr. Acton announced Ohio’s plan…

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