COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update
MESSAGE FROM VP WATERKOTTE
On March 13th, the United States Government issued a Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak. The UBC is taking this issue very seriously and recommends that each regional council follows the CDC's guidelines for containing the virus' spread to keep staff, members, and end-users safe.
Throughout the District, states are issuing mandatory closures of bars, restaurants, and other social meeting places, but many construction sites are still operational. Our union is proud to have members that are ready to perform safe and productive work, but who are also trained in additional safety requirements necessary in these uncertain times.
Our regional councils are following this issue closely to act in the best interest of their members to keep them and their families, staff, and the general public safe while sharing updates as they progress. Whether you are a member, a staff person, an end-user, a community or industry partner, please check in with your regional council for up to date information. Helpful links are included below.
Once we get through this difficult time, we will emerge smarter, safer, and more aware than ever that we are stronger when we stand together!
INDUSTRY NEWS AND RESOURCES
Updated - March 31, 2020
Pennsylvania's COVID-19 Plan for Construction
Recommended Safety & Health Response Plan for COVID-19 Exposure Mitigation
Published by the General Contractors Association of Pennsylvania, with a lead role by the Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania, the following is designed to assist construction projects with implementing an effective COVID-19 response plan for their jobsites. This information is based on current understanding as of the effective date of this plan and may need to be updated as our knowledge and understanding evolves.
6 Ways the Coronavirus Outbreak will Affect Construction
Experts predict COVID-19 will have long-term ramifications for many aspects of the U.S. construction industry.
Please follow the links for each regional council's COVID-19 resource page to read the most up-to-date information on how the pandemic is affecting their area.