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Final Thursdays with CRCA of 2020
Join CRCA for its "2020 Recap & Moving Forward to 2021" webinar on December 17th at 2:30pm. CRCA's President Mark Duffy will speak on CRCA's 2020 accomplishments and moving ahead to 2021. CRCA will also be announcing its annual Contractor Gold Medal Safety Award winner and introducing it's 2021 Board of Directors. Register here!

Every year at CRCA's Annual Awards Dinner, attendees donate gift cards for Pillars Community Health's Secret Santa Program. This year, due to coronavirus, CRCA was not able to collect donations so we are asking you do contribute virtually, if possible. Donations can be made through their Amazon Wish List or directly online here. If you have any questions, please email
2021 Roofing Week in Chicago
January 20-22, 2021
CRCA's Trade Show Committee is working closely with IIBEC Chicago to produce the Virtual "2021 Roofing Week in Chicago.” These FREE webinars will include 6 hours of education with topics on: Building Envelope, Safety, Code, Wind, Steep Slope Legal and more.

Registration will be opening soon!
Sexual Harassment Training Reminder
As you probably know, Public Act 101-0221 amended the Illinois Human Rights Act to require: All Illinois employers with 1 or more employees working in Illinois to provide all employees with annual sexual harassment prevention training, deadline of December 31, 2020. 

To assist our members with this legal necessity, CRCA hosted two webinars (in both English and Spanish) June 2020 fulfilling the State's requirements. These webinar recordings, plus the slides and attendance certificate template can be found in the CRCA Members Only Section. Your employees can watch these recordings to fulfill the State's requirements. If you need your company's login information, please contact

If you have any questions regarding this training or have issues accessing, please contact or call 708-449-3340
Fall 2020 CRCA Today
Issue Highlights Include:
  • When to send workers for COVID testing
  • Clearing Up Confusion on the FFCRA
  • Wrap-Up Insurance Programs
  • Steps to take once the jobsite is shut-down
  • Member Spotlights: Schwab Group and Combined Roofing Services
  • Industry News Updates

Learn more about advertising in CRCA Today in 2021 here!
New CRCA Website Coming Soon!

CRCA will be launching a new website in January 2021 with some great new features, including a more dynamic search function. Be sure your current CRCA Member listing is correct NOW to ensure the new CRCA website is correct.
COVID-19 Vaccination Update
On Friday, Dec. 4, Gov. J.B. Pritzker shared that the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine could be distributed to health care workers in Illinois between Dec. 20 and Dec. 26.

That same day, the state of Illinois released its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan to assist local health departments in planning for vaccine distribution. This is a state level plan; however, Chicago will receive direct allocation of vaccine from the Federal government.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has worked with Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to ensure both plans are in sync and complementary.

According to, the current distribution considerations in Chicago are as follows:
  • While COVID-19 vaccine supply is limited, certain groups (e.g., healthcare workers) will be prioritized to receive vaccine, based on national guidance.
  • CDPH has been working with health care and community partners to increase its ability to quickly distribute a large amount of COVID-19 vaccine, as it becomes available.
  • Supplies will increase over time, and it is anticipated all adults should be able to get vaccinated later in 2021. As the vaccine supplies increases, COVID-19 vaccine will be available through additional vaccination providers, including doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers.

Curious about your place in the vaccine line? The New York Times developed a hypothetical calculator to help estimate your place in the vaccine line. You can answer a few questions to see where you stand at the national, state and county levels.

CRCA Foundation Scholarships Now Available
The CRCA Foundation awards scholarships on behalf of the CRCA & Chicagoland Roofing Council.

The CRCA Scholarship is available to high school seniors graduating in 2021 with an ACT of 30 or greater or an SAT of 1390 or greater. These will be awarded to students attending 4-year accredited colleges/universities.

The CRC Scholarship is awarded to dependents of Local 11 contactors, office personnel, field personnel and members of Local 11. The Chicagoland Roofing Council will provide a scholarship to a 2021 high school graduate who plans to enroll in an accredited 4-year college or university, community college or vocational training center.

Both scholarship deadlines are March 5, 2021.
OSHA has Issued over $3.5 Million in Coronavirus Violations
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Dec. 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations arising from 263 inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,504,345.

OSHA inspections have resulted in the agency citing employers for violations, including failures to:

OSHA has already announced citations relating to the coronavirus arising out of 255 inspections, which can be found at OSHA provides more information about individual citations at its Establishment Search website, which it updates periodically.

Resources are available on the agency’s COVID-19 webpage to help employers comply with these standards.
Welcome New CRCA Members
CRCA would like to welcome our newest members since October 2020!
COVID-19 Certificate Training for Companies and Workers
We are at the height of the Pandemic and there are many essential workers in need of COVID-19 safety classes. With the help of the State of Illinois, CRCA Member Latino Worker Safety Center is providing Free COVID-19 Essential and Returning worker certificate training in English, Spanish, Polish, Arabic and Chinese at no cost – this not only benefits workers but certificate training also benefits the companies they work for. Worker’s families can also participate in this training.

See LWSC's class calendar for dates: or call (888) 595-5972 for more details.
CRCA Quick Hits
CRCA Membership Renewals were sent to all members in November. Be sure to pay your dues today to ensure 2021 membership. If you have any questions about your membership, please email

CRCA Committee Day to be held virtually on January 27th. If you are on a committee, you will receive an email with more information in early January. Want to join a CRCA Committee? Email with your top committee choices.

CRCA Foundation welcomes four new silver member donors: A-1 Roofing Company, Anderson & Shah Roofing, DCG Roofing Solutions and Olsson Roofing Company. Thank you all so much for your generous contributions! There if you're interested in donating to the CRCA Foundation please email

Cotney Construction Law to match CRCA Foundation Donations. During the month of December 2020, Cotney Construction Law will be matching donations made to the CRCA Foundation up to $2,500 in total. Please email your donation receipt to Donate to the CRCA Foundation here.

IRE rescheduled in-person event for August 10-12, 2021 in Las Vegas. A virtual event will take place March 2-4, 2021. When more information is available for both events, CRCA will provide information to members.

The CRCA/NRCA Final Structural Light Weight Concrete Study by CRCA Member, SRI Consultants is now available in the CRCA Members Only Section.

2021 CRCA Trade Show Exhibitors all received emails about rolling over 2021 exhibitor booth payment to the January 2022 event. Please email by December 15 to receive a refund, otherwise CRCA will automatically rollover any exhibitor costs paid in 2020 to the January 2022 event.