In This Issue:
  • Governor Cuomo Outlines Plan to Re-open Construction
  • Trump Signs $310 Billion Extension to PPP Loans
  • Upcoming Trainings With Jason Ashlaw
  • Upcoming and Previously Recorded Webinars
  • Empire Chapter Resources
Governor Cuomo outlines phased plan to
re-open New York, starting with Construction
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Cuomo, in Sunday's daily press briefing, outlined a phased plan to
re-open New York starting with construction and manufacturing. The plan will be implemented in phases and will be based on regional analysis and determinations. Based on CDC recommendations, once a region experiences a 14-day decline in the hospitalization rate they may begin a phased re-opening. 

Here are the guidelines the state is using:
  • Phase one will include opening construction and manufacturing functions with low risk.
  • Phase two will open certain industries based on priority and risk level.
  • The region must not open attractions or businesses that would draw a large number of visitors from outside the local area.
  • There will be two weeks in between each phase to monitor the effects of the re-opening and ensure hospitalization and infection rates are not increasing.
  • This plan will be implemented with multi-state coordination, especially in downstate New York. The plan will also coordinate the opening of transportation systems, parks, schools, beaches and businesses with special attention on summer activities for downstate, public housing and low-income communities, food banks and child care.
  • The phased re-opening will also be based on individual business and industry plans that include new measures to protect employees and consumers, make the physical work space safer and implement processes that lower risk of infection in the business. The state is consulting with local leaders in each region and industry to formulate these plans. 

If you missed yesterdays newsletter that included a Supplemental Health and Safety Plan
Trump Signs extension to PPP Loans
On Friday, April 24, President Trump signed the bipartisan deal into law to extend an additional $310 billion for PPP loans was launched Monday, April 27.

The second round of funding was launched yesterday morning, according to a joint SBA and Treasury statement, and will also include funds from some publicly traded companies that were awarded PPP loans in the first round but have since returned or announced that they would be returning their loans to the federal government after new guidance was issued by the SBA.

Additional resources:
 
Bringing Your Project Back Online: Tips to Ensure a Smooth Restart

Date: Tuesday, April 28th
Time: 1:00 p.m.

Join ABC Empire State's Statewide Safety Director, Jason Ashlaw, to prepare you and your employees with tips and suggestions for a safe return to work after a shutdown.

Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Virtual Safety Awareness Training

Statewide Director of Safety, Craft Training, and Workforce Development,
Jason Ashlaw is offering the following
Safety Awareness Trainings:

Electrical Safety Training : Thursday, April 30th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Silica Awareness : Tuesday, May 5th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Confined Space : Thursday, May 7th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Excavation Safety : Tuesday, May 12th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stairs & Ladders Training : Thursday, May 14th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: $80 per person, per course.

**Virtual training requires Laptop with a camera or smart phone with internet access

To register, contact Amy Platenik: platenik@abcnys.org (585) 363-1657
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