CAGC is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and provide members with timely industry information.

COVID-19 CAGC Member Facebook Discussion Group

Join the Facebook GroupCarolinas AGC has created a private Facebook group for members to discuss Coronavirus issues, share ideas, gain support, offer suggestions and generally be a part of an online community during these uncertain times. Please be sure to read our page guidelines and answer the two required yes/no questions before requesting to join the group.

Podcasts & Webinars

During this unprecedented crisis, Carolinas AGC, AGC of America and ARTBA are providing opportunities for getting operational and safety updates, guidelines for our workforce, and best practices for our industry. Webinars continue to be available, live and on-demand (for members). Carolinas AGC has launched a podcast as a way to get quick bite-sized best practices from experienced industry experts. Find available podcasts and webinars

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Financial Resources

To help members better understand and take advantage of the materials and information available to them, CAGC has compiled the following resources:

North Carolina Resources:
South Carolina Resources:
National Resources
AGC of America
US Department of Labor
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Advocacy

NEW! (7/30/2020)  Take Action Now!Tell Congress and President Trump to include significant construction investment for transportation, schools, hospitals, water, and broadband infrastructure in this round of COVID relief legislation. With nearly 1 million construction workers unemployed, our elected leaders must act now to help save construction jobs and sustain the industry!


Tell Your Senator to Vote Yes on the Education and Transportation Bond to Fund $3.1 Billion in Needed Infrastructure

 

Take ActionThe NC House of Representatives has passed a major infrastructure spending bill for K-12, higher education and transportation design & construction. HB 1225 would call for a $3.1 billion bond to be placed on the November ballot for State residents to authorize the multi-year building program.

Please let your Senators know that you support this infrastructure plan for your community.

Taking action is easy. Simply visit our CAGC Legislative Action Center to submit a pre-written message to your legislators. Customize it with your personal information on how this issue impacts you and your company or sent it as is.

Construction Jobs are on the Line!

Take ActionTell President Trump and your U.S. Senators to support an immediate infusion of $49.95 billion in funding for state departments of transportation (DOTs)! Thousands of construction jobs may be on the line if they do not act soon.

Taking Action is easy!
Simply submit the pre-written message as is to President Trump and your members of Congress or customize them with personal information on how this issue impacts you and your company.

Tell Your Legislators To Fund the NCDOT

Take ActionThe COVID-19 pandemic is threatening an already financially strained NCDOT. The NCDOT plans to cut transportation spending by $2 billion dollars in the next 12 months, an almost 75% reduction due to a substantial loss in gas tax revenue and other highway fund receipts. These cuts will have an unprecedented impact on our state’s roads, bridges and infrastructure and are threatening many construction jobs and projects that are considered essential.  Tell the Governor and your state legislature to provide immediate funding for the NCDOT to ensure the future of our state’s infrastructure and construction jobs!

Taking action is easy. Simply visit our CAGC Legislative Action Center to submit a pre-written message to your legislators. Customize it with your personal information on how this issue impacts you and your company or sent it as is.

Read letters sent by CAGC:

CAGC Responds: Fights for Construction as Essential Service

In response to members' needs to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, CAGC is urging the Governors of North Carolina and South Carolina to consider all construction to be an essential service in the event there is a shelter-in-place order. View letters sent to NC Gov. Roy Cooper and SC Gov. Henry McMaster from CAGC.

Read the full press release.

 

 

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Virtual Events and Cancellations/Closures

CAGC Charlotte Office Closure

Carolinas AGC employees are working remotely and our Charlotte office is closed until the Stay at Home Order is lifted. Even though our offices will be closed, we do not anticipate that this action will impact our ability to perform any of our services for our members.

Event Cancellations:
Due to State restrictions on gatherings, the following events are postponed, cancelled or made virtual. Committee meetings will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

All registered attendees for postponed events will be automatically registered for the new date and once rescheduled, will receive notification. All registered attendees for a cancelled event will receive a refund within 30 days.

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State Resources

Current Orders Restrict Daily Business

North Carolina Resources:

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National Resources

Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

Issued on March 13, 2020 in response to widespread outbreak.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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AGC of America

AGC of America COVID-19 Overview
AGC has assembled general guidance and links to information from our federal agency partners and health organizations including what employers should do. AGC of America Coronavirus Impact Survey: Each weekly AGC of America has sent a survey link to member to begin tracking, reporting on and analyzing impacts on construction. See results of the surveys below:

AGC of America Proactive Measures for Addressing COVID-19

AGC of America has released a pre-screening questionnaire and tips for preventing and responding to a suspected or confirmed positive case of COVID-19 for members use. 

Trump Administration Guidance Now Allows Firms With 500 Or Fewer Employees To Qualify For Paycheck Protection Program Loans
AGC of America Press Release

Resources for General Cleaning and Preventative Measures for Job Sites from AGC of America:
AGC of America CARES Act Analysis


The Latest on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program


Letter to Mitch McConnell Regarding Additional Funding for & Streamlined Access to SBA Loans Related to COVID-19 

OSHA

04/08/20: OSHA Expanded Temporary Enforcement Guidance on Respiratory Protection Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces in All Industries During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

 

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

OSHA LogoOSHA has issued federal standards for COVID-19 and has prepared a publication to help employers perpare for COVID-19 in order to reduce the impact of outbreak conditions on businesses, workers, customers, and the public. More information can also be found on the OSHA Website COVID-19 Health and Safety Page including how OSHA standards can be applied to protecting workers from COVID-19.

OSHA Guidelines on Closing a construction site

OSHA temporary guidance for recording cases of COVID-19 that provides relief to the construction industry

ARTBA

ARTBA Coronavirus Outbreak Resources
ARTBA LogoARTBA is compiling information from a variety of resources to help keep its members and other transportation construction professionals informed on key issues related to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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US Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employers about meeting their requirements to offer emergency paid sick leave and paid family medical leave offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020. The guidance – provided in a Fact Sheet for Employees, Fact Sheet for Employers, and Questions and Answers document – addresses critical questions, such as how an employer must count the number of their employees to determine coverage; how small businesses can obtain an exemption; how to count hours for part-time employees; and how to calculate the wages employees are entitled to under this law.

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

FMCSA has granted some limited relief. The waivers and enforcement order below were issued by the agency on 3/24/2020. The waiver is valid through June 30, 2020 and suspends CDL renewals and renewals of tests and medical certifications associated with CDL renewals.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of the Treasury

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of the Treasury issued guidance (see question #31) that puts Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers and potential borrowers on notice that they should be able to prove in “good faith” that “[c]urrent economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support [their] ongoing operations” to be eligible for the loan.
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Questions? We are here to help.

Bill Stricker
Safety & Health/ Utility Division
704-372-1450 x5724 
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Betsy Bailey
NC Building Div.
704-372-1450 x5725
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Victor Barbour
NC Highway-Heavy Div.
704-372-1450 x5723
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Leslie B. Clark
SC Bldg. & Hwy Div.
803-240-6649
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Dave Simpson
CAGC President & CEO
704-372-1450 x5724 
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