COA & Travis County Update Stay Home - Work Safe Orders with New Safety Requirements
The City of Austin and Travis County have issued  updated Stay Home – Work Safe Order s , extending requirements through May 8, 2020 . The updated Orders includes new  Construction Requirements  that apply to all active construction sites, effective 11:59 p.m. on 4.13.20.

Among these new requirements:
  • Requirement that workers wear face coverings in addition to maintaining a 6-foot physical distance
  • Staggered shifts for sites with more than 10 active workers
  • Daily briefings reiterating COVID-19 safety requirements and personal protective equipment check
  • Mandated hand-washing with hand-washing stations and restroom facility placement at least six feet apart
  • Provision of single-use disposable paper towels and no-touch trash receptacles
  • Designation of a COVID-19 Safety Monitor
Development Services Department inspectors be monitoring sites for compliance and supporting educational efforts to ensure worker safety . It is the job of the Site Managers and Safety Monitors to ensure all workers are following the City’s Safe Distancing and Face Covering Requirements and following all necessary hygiene practices.
To help protect our community during the spread of COVID-19, it is critical that we maintain safe, healthy work jobsites.
Join the NAHB on April 16 for a Jobsite Stand Down Using These Resources

NAHB has several resources available to Executive Officers to help promote the COVID-19 Job Site Safety Stand Down on April 16 . A template press release, template message to members, materials packet and the April 9 webinar replay with slides are available on . Questions? Contact Rob Matuga .

What is a Stand Down?
A Stand Down is a 10-15 minute meeting with your workforce to review the applicable safety and health guidelines in place for COVID-19.

During the Stand Down, employers MUST continue to observe the current recommendations for social distancing by separating their workforce into groups of 10 or less and maintaining a minimum of 6 feet between persons.
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Be sure to maintain Social Distancing during your Stand Down event
Your HBA Staff, Board and other volunteer Members,
continue to work diligently to advocate on behalf of all HBA Members
to keep the construction industry moving so our community has safe housing.
This information is not intended to provide legal advice, nor be the authority on COVID-19
updates, and we cannot guarantee real-time updates on every matter. We provide this
information as a courtesy for you to use in conjunction with your due diligence.