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Covid-19 Information for signatory contractors.

Template COVID-19 Vaccine Policies for Signatory Contractors - FCA legal counsel developed template policies for those contractors looking to incorporate a non-mandatory or mandatory COVID-19 policy. Click here to access the templates. (3-5-2021)

COVID-19 Vaccines and Construction Workers (1-12-2021)
Per recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, construction workers should receive the coronavirus vaccine after other frontline essential workers and people age 75 and older.

COVID-19 Vaccine Approval and Employer Mandates - As the first COVID-19 vaccines are authorized for emergency use, FCA Legal Counsel prepared a memorandum with information on vaccine approval and mandates. Click here to read.

"How Are You Doing?" Listening to Others - While we're all weary of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, FCA's Bob Swanson discusses how a caring ear can help someone get through a troubling day. Click here for more.

COVID-19 Vaccine Timeline - As several COVID-19 vaccines get closer and closer to reality, many are wondering when they can reasonably expect to get a vaccine. In the U.S., vaccines are expected to be widely available to the general population by Summer 2020. Click here for an article with a full vaccine timeline.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Your Business - As news of potential COVID-19 vaccines garner attention, employers may be asking themselves if they can or should mandate their employees receive the vaccine. Click here for a memo with issues signatory contractors should consider.

CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance for Construction Workers - The guidance provides information on how construction workers can protect themselves, slow the spread of COVID-19 and more. Click here to access.

From Johns Hopkins Hospital regarding the Covid-19 virus...
This virus is not a living organism. It is a protein molecule (RNA or DNA) covered by aprotective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular (eyes),nasal (nose) or buccal mucosa (mouth), changes their genetic code (mutates) and converts into aggressor and multiplier cells. READ MORE:

Checklist for Dealing with a Potentially Infected Employee on the Jobsite - Having a plan to assist employees on the jobsite who believe they're experiencing COVID-19 symptoms is a key component of doing business today. Click here for a checklist from the COVID-19 exposure control plan signatory contractors can utilize.

COVID-19 Training Checklists - Training on how to mitigate exposure to COVID-19 is a key component of performing work today. The COVID-19 exposure control plan features training checklists for Employees and COVID-19 Supervisors.     

Winter is Coming - It's anticipated that more of the construction workforce will be heading indoors as temperatures begin to drop in many areas across North America. Click here for more information on preparing for this transition.

NEW: Workers Concerned with Returning to Work - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, some workers (particularly those at "high risk" for COVID-19 complications) are balking at their employers' requests to return to work. Click here for a memo covering the legal and practical considerations contractors should consider.

Updated Definition of "Close Contact" Regarding COVID-19 - As the understanding of COVID-19 continues to evolve, the CDC updated its definition of what constitutes "close contact" in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for a memo with more info.

Improving Ventilation for COVID-19 - Click here to download a decision tree with guidance for employers to help improve ventilation for COVID-19 at your facilities.

Some of this information is provided by: International Finishing Contractors Association.