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 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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Advocacy

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.

Construction Is Essential To Pandemic Response Efforts

Take ActionJoin CAGC & Associated General Contractors of America and tell President Trump and Congress to treat the construction industry and the work it performs as vital and essential to the critical industries that must remain in operation to respond to this pandemic and crises to come. To ensure this is the case, the federal government must issue guidance classifying construction as a critical infrastructure industry whose workers are essential.

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. Visit: https://advocacy.agc.org/construction_is_essential.

 

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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 or cancelled. 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.

Affected April Events
  • April 15- SCDOT Advanced Work Zone Traffic Control Training - Cancelled
  • April 16 - Young Leader Piedmont District Networking Event – Postponed (new date pending)
  • April 16 - Piedmont Grand Slam Event – Cancelled 
  • April 21 - Young Leader Upstate District Networking Event – Postponed (new date pending)
  • April 21 -Upstate Grand Slam Event - Cancelled
  • April 23 - Young Leader Low Country District Networking Event – Postponed (new date pending)
  • April 23 - Low Country Grand Slam Event - Cancelled
  • April 28 - Cape Fear Networking Event – Postponed until 6/9/2020
  • April 29 -Triangle District Luncheon – Postponed until 8/26/2020
Affected May Events
  • May 1 - 31st Annual Golf Tournament Cancelled
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State Resources

Current Orders Restrict Daily Business

North Carolina Resources:

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South 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. 

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

OSHA

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

OSHA LogoOSHA has issued new 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

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.


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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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