COVID-19 BUILDING INDUSTRY UPDATES
CONSTRUCTION JOBSITE SAFETY GUIDANCE FOR CORONAVIRUS
While most of the counties and cities in our region are complying with “Stay at Home” orders and construction of housing, including remodeling, has been deemed an essential service, it is imperative that the industry operates responsibly and practices the upmost safety.
 
It is critically important to adhere to CDC and OSHA guidelines; to follow safety rules in local “Stay at Home” orders ; to maintain the 6-ft social distancing rule; and to keep work crews or staff to 10 people or less. It is also recommended that home sale or model home offices work with customers by appointment only and meetings or closings be conducted virtually if possible.
 
While these measures may be challenging temporarily, the industry as a whole must demonstrate to the community at large that safety is a priority.
 
For more information on best practices see this COVID-19 checklist for employers and employees.
 
If your company would like more information on developing an organizational response plan to COVID-19, please see the available resources provided by TAB and NAHB.
EXEMPTION LETTER TEMPLATE
As this crisis persists, we may see the enforcement of the "stay home" orders increase and it may become necessary for our members to show or prove that they are allowed to work during this time. Please see this draft letter template for use by you, your company and trades that you do business with. Because our region covers multiple jurisdictions you may need to modify the letter to reflect the area where you are doing business. 
BUILDERS, CAN YOU DONATE PPE?
Healthcare Workers Need Our Help

The shortage of masks and eye protection among healthcare workers is at a crisis level. Both the U.S. President and Vice President have called upon the construction industry to provide these items to the healthcare industry immediately.
In answer to the call, HomeAid Houston is asking for donations of masks, eye protection and other personal protective equipment (PPE). Thank you to David Weekley Homes and BMC for their leadership in organizing our local efforts.

It is imperative that our healthcare providers have these items as they are on the front line of the battle to test, treat, and contain COVID-19, and we need to protect them.Materials we are collecting include:

  • Masks (Dust masks, N95, etc.)
  • Eye protection (Glasses, goggles, shields, etc.)
  • Surgical gloves
  • Anything else you may think useful as PPE

DROP-OFF LOCATION
BMC – Millwork
16002 Tomball Pkwy, Houston TX 77080
No Appts necessary (M-F 7am-5pm)

Let us know when your company makes a contribution, and we'll share the good news via social media. #BuildersCare
For more visit ghba.org/covid19