A COVID19 UPDATE TO MEMBERSHIP - Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Province Focuses on Safe, Gradual Reopening of Regions 

In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the government will continue to monitor public health trends related to COVID19 and assess on an ongoing basis whether the provincial Declaration of Emergency needs to be extended further. The government will also continue to review emergency orders currently in place to determine when and if it is safe to amend or lift them as more places in the province are allowed to reopen in a safe and measured way. Click HERE for today's full release.
Niagara Economic Rapid Response Team (ERRT) Releases Part 2 of the Niagara COVID19
Business Impact Survey
"With the collection of this valuable data, community stakeholders and all orders of government can ensure Niagara’s business interests are included in any future recovery measures. To meet the needs of local businesses, at least $35 million in large capital investments will be required for businesses to operate under COVID19 precautionary measures. The data also offers some insight into what other tools can be developed to assist businesses in repurposing or transforming business models in order to adapt to the new way of conducting business in the post-COVID era. These supports will enable Niagara’s economy to continue to thrive. " Click HERE for full report.
Ontario Moves Forward with Infrastructure Projects that Improve Communities and Create Jobs
Spring 2020 P3 Market Update Signals Government’s Commitment to Build

"This spring's update is an important reassurance to industry and the people of Ontario," said Ehren Cory, Infrastructure Ontario President and Chief Executive Officer. "It is important to provide as much certainty as possible to our industry partners regarding the Province's commitment to the many P3 projects in planning and procurement." Click HERE for full June 18th release.
Ready to ReOpen Resources
Many associations are providing guidelines for the safe re-opening of businesses and activities. 

  • Reopening Ontario: What’s in each stage - learn about what can reopen in each stage and where, according to the Ontario government’s regional approach to stage 2 - click HERE

  • Develop your COVID19 workplace safety plan: Learn how you can create a plan to help protect your workers and others from COVID19 - click HERE

  • Ministry of Health COVID19 Workplace Outbreaks V1 guidance document (June 11, 2020) click HERE

  • For Disinfection of Touch Points downloadable onesheet from the CCOHS click HERE

  • For COVID19 Screening Tool from CCOHS click HERE

  • For Handwashing Poster from CCOHS click HERE
Provincial Coordinator Discusses Areas for Construction Site Improvement During COVID19

Provincial Coordinator for the Ontario government's Construction Health & Safety Program Brian Barron discusses the most common areas for improvement on construction sites during COVID19 .

Click the video to watch.
Support Local Charities Impacted by COVID19 with Wearables from Brand Blvd
Click HERE for details and to order.
For NCA member Brand Blvd, "wearing is caring." All proceeds will go to the following local charities: Niagara Health Foundation, Hotel Dieu Shaver Health & Rehabilitation Foundation, Gillian's Place, and Community Care of St. Catharines & Thorold.

"Pillars of the community, Niagara would not be the same without the services they provide. Relying heavily on public funding, they have been deeply impacted by recent events and will be, for months to come. They need our love and support, now more than ever. Let's step up for those who do so much for others and contribute tirelessly to our community."
CCA Free Webinar on Mental Health During COVID19 Recovery
During this recovery, promoting sound mental health in the construction industry not only has the potential to save lives, it just makes good business sense.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 2PM.

Register HERE
High Touch Items During COVID19
Take steps to stay healthy. High touch items should be regularly cleaned to reduce the spread of COVID19 , including:
  • Toilet handles
  • Sink tap handles
  • Door knobs
  • Light switches
  • Electronics

Click picture for onesheet.
Post Pandemic Business Playbook and Resources from WSPS
A Guide for COVID19 Pandemic Preparedness and Response
As the Ontario government starts to lift the COVID19 emergency measures ban, are you wondering how to restart your operations safely and effectively?

NOTE: Employers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their workers upon reopening.
It’s crucial to consider how your businesses can evolve beyond this pandemic and protect employees from further hardships.

To assist, WSPS has created a Post-Pandemic Business Playbook  and a series of additional resources to help your business on the road to recovery. For Service Sector addendum click HERE
Ontario's Workplace PPE Supplier Directory
The Workplace PPE Supplier Directory lists Ontario companies that are ready to supply PPE.

  • If you have a ready supply of PPEs or are looking for PPEs, please note the directory HERE.

  • The directory includes information on industry exchanges/platforms. If your organization has a PPE exchange or platform and you would like it listed on the website, please confirm by emailing ontariotogether@ontario.ca and provide the following information:
  • Your organization’s PPE exchange/platform name, as you would like it to appear on the directory
  • Website link
IHSA COVID19 Safety Resources Available Online
IHSA has created a COVID19 resource page to provide information to its members. This page is updated on a regular basis. Here you will find materials designed to keep you safe on:

COVID19 Links & Resources from CCA
For a list of construction-specific, up-to-date information covering latest news & announcements, guidance & best practice documents, and financial/government subsidies/support, click HERE.
COVID19 Links & Resources from COCA
For a list of construction-specific, up-to-date information covering latest news & announcements, guidance & best practice documents, and financial/government subsidies/support, click HERE.
Province of Ontario COVID19 Resources
Develop your COVID-19 workplace safety plan
Learn how you can create a plan to help protect your workers and others from novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID19) HERE .

Resources to Prevent COVID19 in the Workplace
Find sector-specific guidelines and posters to help protect workers, customers and the general public from coronavirus (COVID19) in Ontario HERE .

COVID19 and Workplace Health and Safety
Learn about employers’ responsibilities and how you can protect your workers. Workers can get information about health and safety protections at the workplace HERE .

COVID19 and Your Employment Standards Protections
Learn about employers’ responsibilities, and get information about job protections available to employees HERE .
COVID19 Resources from OGCA
Niagara Area Building Inspections, Permits, Planning Offices - Update by Municipality
The NCA has compiled updates from Niagara's municipal building and planning departments, including building inspections, building permits, planners' availability, and more. Click HERE .
Let NCA Members Know Your Business Status
REPORT YOUR STATUS - COVID-19 Niagara Construction Job-Site/
Office Closures/Restrictions/Business Notices

To assist our members in sharing the status of their companies/projects at this time, we are posting your  job-sites and/or office closures, business notices and/or restrictions  here  .

Please complete form  here   for us to post the information on our website  or tag us with your changes on Facebook and/or Twitter. Or, just  email  and let us know your updated information.
The Niagara Construction Association (NCA) is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will do what we can to ensure members have up-to-date information by communicating through e-blast, social media posts, and  COVID-19 RESOURCES. (please navigate the drop-down menu for industry-specific news, updates, information, and links).
Please do not hesitate to contact me at karin@niagaraconstruction.org with any concerns or questions, or suggestions to our website/eblast COVID-19 information.

Thank You,

Karin Sheldrick
General Manager