Despite homebuilding and construction being deemed essential work by the State, six Bay Area counties have shut down construction. In Los Angeles County, both the City of Los Angeles and the City of Pasadena have put out new construction guidelines that threaten shutdowns if safety protocols are not followed. Additionally, it's been communicated that OSHA (O ccupational Safety and Health Administration) has been going to jobsites to verify safety measures, including safe distancing.

We want to remind our members to diligently practice COVID-19 safety protocols for the health of yourselves, our industry and our entire region. Housing is essential to our residents and our economy, please do your part so it remains that way.

We have included the California Building Industry Association's (CBIA) "Infectious Disease Jobsite Safety Protocol" document here , along with some guidelines below.
The following guidelines are recommended to be followed by all staff, subcontractors, and suppliers:

  • No toolbox talks or gatherings in the jobsite trailers.
  • All meetings with ten or more people shall be held outside with adequate social distance. Discontinue the use of community water, coffee, or food.
  • Employees and subcontractors will be required to leave the jobsite if they are displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Refrain from sharing cups, pens, pencils, plan-sets, tablets, laptops, tools, or any other items that may carry germs.
  • Frequently washing hands. CDC recommends you wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If facilities are not available, please use dissolving disinfectant liquid (Hand Sanitizer).
  • Allow liquid time to dry and do not wipe off any excess.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and face.
  • Avoid handshakes and close contact with team members, and always wash and sanitize your hands following any contact. Maintain 6 feet of separation as much as possible.
  • Keep surface areas clean and disinfect regularly. (Please see Disinfection of Jobsite)
  • Every time you apply any personal protective equipment (PPE) to your face, wash hands(as directed above) and then disinfect PPE.
  • Wash Clothing and other Reflective Gear regularly.
  • Prior to Eating or Drinking on the job site, make certain to disinfect hands, bottles and surrounding surfaces.

For up-to-date information and resources visit our COVID-19 web page here .