Resources on COVID-19 For Architects

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List of Resources For Architects

- SBA Interim Finale Rule on the Paycheck Protection Program published 4/2/2020

-Manual for guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19 from OSHA

- Paycheck Protection Program

Has your business been impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis?

Earlier this week the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Administration shared guidelines for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) authorized by The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Find the form here.

- Governor Cooper issues a state wide stay at home order to go into effect Monday at 5pm. Design Professionals have been listed under essential services. See the full order here >>

- AIA task force will offer insights for adapting buildings into healthcare facilities

- Major Impacts of the CARES Act on Firms and Employees

- Construct Connect has begun a stalled project tracker

- Strategies to reduce COVID-19 transmission in the built environment

- Office of State Fire Marshall Issues Guidance to Local Officials on Performing Construction Inspections During The COVID-19 Crisis

- AIA implores Congress to provide relief to business owners and employees

- Overview of Congressional and Administration Policy Activities That Will Impact Firms and Members (Federal Aid/Programmatic Changes)

- Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 118 Limiting Operations of Restaurants and Bars and Broadening Unemployment Insurance Benefits In Response to COVID-19

Executive Order on Changes to Unemployment Benefits:

  • Removes the one-week waiting period to apply for unemployment benefits for those workers who lose their jobs
  • Removes the requirement that a person must look for another job during this time when so many potential employers are closed and social distancing guidelines are in effect
  • Allows employees who lose their jobs or, in certain cases have their hours reduced due to COVID-19 issues, to apply for unemployment benefits
  • Permits applicants to apply for benefits remotely, including by phone or online (www.des.nc.gov)
  • Directs that employers will not be held responsible for benefits paid as a direct result of these COVID-19 claims

- Look to your contracts and OSHA during pandemic>>

- The CDC released Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19. The guidance includes recommended strategies for employers to use now, planning considerations, and recommendations for an outbreak response plan.

- The Small Business Administration is supporting businesses impacted by the Coronavirus.  

- The CDC released guidance for businesses with international travel including Interim Guidance for Ships and Guidance for Airlines and Airline Crews. These documents aims to help prevent, detect, and medically manage suspected COVID-19 infections on vessels originating from or stopping in the US.

- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is amplifying the small business international travel resource for employees that require international work travel.

- Tips for architects on balancing life while working from home

- Boston Society of Architects Virtual Program: Architecture Firms and Remote Work (webinar) Recorded to Youtube.

- From the Economic Development Partnership North Carolina - North Carolina Business Relief Resources – COVID-19

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