COVID Archives March 2020


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ARCHIVES: MARCH 19-27, 2020

March 27, 2020

March 26, 2020

Today's Safety Moment: Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Outbreak

  • DC: Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) remains operational, but the office located at 1100 4th Street SW will be unavailable to the public for in-person services from Wednesday, March 25 until Monday, April 27. Utilize DCRA online services. For questions utilize the live chat feature on the website during normal business hours, call (202)442-4400, or email at
  • DC: Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA): As of March 25, 2020--Construction continues to be allowed in the District Monday – Saturday from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm without any special permits. DCRA inspectors are continuing to investigate reports of illegal construction throughout the District.
  • For members interested in donating masks and supplies--if you are a designated representative of a business that would like to offer the state of Maryland free-of-cost goods in connection with the ongoing COVID-19 response more >
  • For members interested in becoming an Emergency Vendor with the state of Maryland, to contract or lease safety/health goods, please click here


March 25, 2020

Today's Safety Moment: Toolbox Talk for Subs

March 24, 2020

Today's Safety Moment: COVID-19 Tool Cleaning Protocol

  • Alert: CDC Warns about Phishing Emails Referencing CDC and Flu Pandemic more >
  • Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS): DPS will no longer accept new projects via paper submissions; Inspections continue as usual. more >
  • MD: Business Financial Relief Fund Programs more >
  • U.S. Small Business Administration: Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources more >
  • ABC National: Members Can Order FREE CDC Coronoavirus Posters more >
  • Member Businesses: To donate goods to Maryland state in response to COVID-19 more >

March 23, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE from MD Governor Hogan: Order closing all non-essential businesses and other establishments. Construction remains essential and open. more >

  • From Federal Government: Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19
  • MD: The Governor's Office, Maryland Emergency Management Agencey (MEMA) and many sister agencies are working to identify essential goods and services. It is recommended that all businesses and industries who have questions to contact: This is monitored by MEMA and should be able to answer questions and take your input.
  • MD: Governor Hogan announced that small businesses can apply for SBA Disaster Assistance more >
  • DC: Government Announces $25 Million Small Business Recovery Microgrants and Information on SBA Disaster Loans more >
  • From ConstructionDive: Mapping the Conoravirus Impact on US Construction-- As news of the coronavirus impact continues to unfold, this page tracks projects or cities that have halted construction due to the pandemic.

  • ABC of Metro Washington member, Aronson, LLC, has a web page with accounting and business services information to use as a roadmap for business continuity, operations, workforce and overall safety planning efforts during the current health epidemic more >

March 19-20, 2020

  • As of March 19, DC Department of Constumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) announced that construction continues to be allowed in the District Monday-Saturday from 7:00 AM-7:00 PM without special permits. DCRA inspectors are continuing to investigate reports of illegal construction thoughout the District.
  • DC, Montgomery County and Prince George's County Small Businesses are eligible for U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Relief Loans. more >
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act is enacted. Emergency legislation that provides employees paid family and medical leave and paid sick leave in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. more >
  • Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: Rethinking the Cornoavirus Shutdown (or download PDF)
  • Maryland: Download An Employment Benefits Guide for the Worker in Transition. Pages 4-10 will assist employees with filing for Unemployment Insurance.
  • U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Guidance on Unemployment Insurance Flexibilities more >
  • ENR reports, Pennsylvania Halts All Non-Life-Sustaining Business, Including Construction (also download listing from PA Government)



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