Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter, NECA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

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Introduction


Table of Contents
1. Background on COVID-19
2. Important Document List (UPDATED 05/26)
3. Event Cancellations and Postponements
4. NECA National Resources

This webpage was designed to provide information about the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how our Industry can best respond to it. Section one contains a brief background on COVID-19, section two presents important documents relevant to the Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter Members, section three lists event cancellations and postponements, and section four lists various Coronavirus resources compiled by NECA National.


1 – Background on COVID-19


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 is now a pandemic, meaning a global outbreak of disease. On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared the COVID-19 outbreak a national emergency. The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

Different parts of the United States are seeing different levels of COVID-19 activity. U.S. COVID-19 cases include those among travelers, cases among close contacts of a known case, and community spread. Many types of workers may have similar exposure risks as other members of the general American public. Exposure risk may be elevated for workers who interact with potentially infected individuals, including those involved in healthcare, deathcare, laboraties, airline operations, border protection, solid waste and wastewater management, and travel to areas where the virus is spreading.

There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with COVID-19 as the outbreak investigation continues. Infected people can spread COVID-19 through their respiratory secretions, especially when they cough or sneeze. 

According to the CDC, spread from person-to-person is most likely among close contacts (about 6 feet). Person-to-person spread is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

(Information above from www.OSHA.gov/SLTC/covid-19.)


2 – Important COVID-19 Documents
(UPDATED 05/26)


This section contains COVID-19 documents likely to be very important or useful to Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter Members.

These documents include Chapter-wide announcements, government proclamations, and more. Some offer guidance on how to comply with government mandates and contracts.

There are two sections below containing the same documents. The first lists the documents in the order that they were uploaded, with the newest at the top of the list. The second contains the documents categorized by topic.

Please thoroughly review the documents below and check back often for more information as it becomes available.


Documents by Date Uploaded


May 26, 2020

May 20, 2020

NECA Guidance: COVID-19 and OSHA Recordable Events

OSHA: Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

May 18, 2020

May 15, 2020

May 13, 2020

US Treasury: May 13, 2020 PPP Loan Q&A

May 7, 2020

May 6, 2020

Philadelphia Construction Reopening FAQ

April 30, 2020

Philadelphia Construction Reopening Requirements

April 29, 2020

April 27, 2020

April 23, 2020

April 22, 2020

PA Governor Wolf Three-Phase Reopening Plan

April 20, 2020

April 17, 2020

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Philly tells nonessential construction firms: Stop building or we’ll shut you down”

April 15, 2020

April 9, 2020

NECA Contractor Liability Fact Sheet

NJ.gov Construction Shutdown Information (Contains Full Exemption List & Strict COVID-19 Mitigation Requirements)

April 8, 2020

NECA Legal Update Webinar Q&A

April 6, 2020

*DOL Full Temporary Rule on FFCRA Paid Leave

SBA.gov Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information

April 4, 2020

April 3, 2020

April 2, 2020

NECA National – Comparison of EIDL and PPP Loans

NECA National – Paycheck Protection Program Fact Sheet

US SBA Paycheck Protection Program Information

April 1, 2020

*(Updated) NECA FAQ: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Paid Leave

*IRS FORM 7200 – REQUEST FOR ADVANCE CREDIT IF LEAVE PAY CREDIT EXCEEDS TOTAL PAYROLL TAXES

*IRS FORM 941 – QUARTERLY: CLAIM 100% OF LEAVE PAID AS CREDITS UP TO CAP & RETAIN CLAIMED AMOUNT

**IRS EMERGENCY PAID LEAVE TAX CREDIT & FORM INFORMATION

March 31, 2020

US Senate: The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

GBCA COVID-19 Recommended Jobsite Protocols

March 30, 2020

(NECA National) CARES Act Stimulus Package Resources

March 29, 2020

March 27, 2020

**(NECA National) CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Loans

**DOL FFCRA Q&A – Includes Employee Documentation Requirements

March 26, 2020

March 25, 2020

NECA Overview: Coronavirus Contract Rights

March 24, 2020

NECA Summary – Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 23, 2020

March 22, 2020

NJ Shutdown Ordered – Construction May Continue

March 21, 2020

March 20, 2020

*PA SHUTDOWN WAIVER APPLICATION

(GBCA Memo) GBCA Coronavirus Update

March 19, 2020

March 18, 2020

Philadelphia Inquirer: Unemployment Benefits During COVID-19 Pandemic

Fox Rothschild LLP Coronavirus Resource Center

March 17, 2020:

PA State EMPLOYER COVID-19 Unemployment Compensation FAQs

PA State EMPLOYEE COVID-19 Unemployment Compensation FAQs

(National Email) NECA Response to H.R. 6201 & Call for Comments

March 16, 2020:

Construction Dive Article: “Force Majeur Clauses Take Center Stage…”

PA Governor Wolf Shuts Down All Non-Essential Businesses

Philadelphia Shuts Down All Non-Essential Businesses & Services

March 13, 2020:

OSHA 300 Log Coronavirus Directive Update

March 12, 2020:

NECA National Coronavirus Update


Documents by Topic


CARES Act General Provisions

US Senate: The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

(NECA National) CARES Act Stimulus Package Resources

Contract Rights

NECA Overview: Coronavirus Contract Rights

Construction Dive Article: “Force Majeur Clauses Take Center Stage…”

FFCRA Paid Leave & Tax Credit

DOL Guidance: FFCRA Q&A – Includes Employee Documentation Requirements

*DOL Guidance: Full Temporary Rule on FFCRA Paid Leave

NECA National: Summary of Families First Coronavirus Response Act

NECA National: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Paid Leave FAQ

*IRS FORM 7200 – REQUEST FOR ADVANCE CREDIT IF LEAVE PAY CREDIT EXCEEDS TOTAL PAYROLL TAXES

*IRS FORM 941 – QUARTERLY: CLAIM 100% OF LEAVE PAID AS CREDITS UP TO CAP & RETAIN CLAIMED AMOUNT

**IRS EMERGENCY PAID LEAVE TAX CREDIT & FORM INFORMATION

GBCA Documents

GBCA COVID-19 Recommended Jobsite Protocols

(GBCA Memo) GBCA Coronavirus Update

Loans Available (Including CARES Act PPP Loans)

US Treasury: May 13, 2020 PPP Loan Q&A

SBA.gov Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information

**(NECA National) CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Loans

NECA National – Comparison of EIDL and PPP Loans

NECA National – Paycheck Protection Program Fact Sheet

US SBA Paycheck Protection Program Information

Legal Guidance

NECA Contractor Liability Fact Sheet

NECA Legal Update Webinar Q&A

NECA National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA)

Safety Resources

NECA Safety Talk: COVID-19 & Other Diseases

OSHA 300 Log Coronavirus Directive Update

Shutdown Order: Delaware

Shutdown Order: New Jersey

NJ.gov Construction Shutdown Information (Contains Full Exemption List & Strict COVID-19 Mitigation Requirements)

Shutdown Order: Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Construction Reopening FAQ

Philadelphia Construction Reopening Requirements

PA Governor Wolf Three-Phase Reopening Plan

Philadelphia Inquirer: “Philly tells nonessential construction firms: Stop building or we’ll shut you down”

PA State EMPLOYER COVID-19 Unemployment Compensation FAQs

PA State EMPLOYEE COVID-19 Unemployment Compensation FAQs


3 – Cancellations and Postponements


Below is a list of important Coronavirus-related cancellations and postponements:

JATC 607 and 743 REMOTE Classes Until Further Notice

JATC 229 and 812 CLOSED Until Further Notice

ALL JATC Meetings for: 98, 654, 313, 81, 163, 375 SUSPENDED

ALL Local 126 NEAT & OSHE Classes CANCELED

April 27-30 NECA Legislative Conference CANCELED

May 12-17 ELECTRI International Innovation Summit POSTPONED

May 18 NECA Golf Classic to be RESCHEDULED to the Fall

May 18-20 NECA Safety Professionals Conference POSTPONED to October 5-7 in conjunction with the NECA Convention in Chicago, Illinois

May 19-21 CIR Session RESCHEDULED to July 14-16

June 5 Safety Recognition Conference CANCELED

June 15-17 Board/Management Trustees Retreat to be RESCHEDULED


4 – NECA National Resources


The resources below have been compiled by NECA National and can also be found at NECA National’s Coronavirus Resource Center.

These documents and links are concerned with many different areas including the prevention of COVID-19 community spread, employer preparation, and travel.

Federal Government

World Health Organization

National Safety Council

NECA

Information for Employers