COVID-19 Weekly Update
ACEC California will provide a weekly update on matters related to the COVID-19 crisis. We realize everyone is inundated with messages about this pandemic, so unless we have a pressing message, we will put it all in a weekly update on Thursdays. Please look at our  staff directory , and always reach us if you have questions.
ACEC National Resources

Our National organization updates a  Coronavirus Resource Center r egularly and we encourage members to periodically look at it for updates. Scroll down the page to see current congressional updates and virtual educational opportunities on matters related to COVID-19 and our businesses. Our members who have participated in these forums and webinars indicate the information has been very helpful. These educational sessions are recorded, and you can access them later if you miss them. Hats off to ACEC National for their efforts. 
COVID 19 - Summary of California State Actions

This is a document  NIELSEN MERKSAMER PARRINELLO GROSS & LEONI LLP  (our ACEC California contract advocacy firm)  prepared that outlines all of the actions the state has taken on the COVID-19 threat, including a new Executive Order that was issued, March 24, 2020. 

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers Update

To reiterate: On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 . On March 22, 2020 t he Newsom Administration posted the attached guidance document  , further defining Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers, to this website   -

This is a supplement, not a replacement, to the previous order described in our prior communication . Our guidance on the original order still stands and this new document makes even more clear the exemption for our members working in the water and energy sectors. 

ACEC California sent a  letter to the Governor  offering help this week. 
California’s Evolving Fiscal Outlook

Last week, the Legislative Analyst’s Office reported that the COVID-19 emergency will generate significant economic uncertainty in the state. That said, California has a nearly $20 billion rainy-day fund and significant budget surpluses in the current fiscal year that can be tapped for the short-term. Read the full short, but helpful report here.  
One of the many impacts the pandemic will have on state revenue projections is on state gas tax revenues as well as other transportation funding sources, such as diesel excise and sales taxes vital to transit capital improvements and operations. The longer the stay-at-home order is in place, the greater the impact on revenue collection. Firms providing transportation-related services should be aware of the significant fiscal impact this pandemic will have on their clients' project funding streams.