The Austin AGC wants to keep you informed on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its impact on construction activity.  In addition to regular emails such as this, we are posting information on our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter social media outlets, so be sure sure to follow those regularly as well.  
  1. GENERAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES - The AGC of America (AGCA) has an abundance of information on their website here about the fast-evolving coronavirus issue and its impact on construction.  The site is updated often, so please take a look for resources you can use to educate you and your employees.

    Also, AGCA is hosting a 
    WebED on the latest developments on the coronavirus and what that means for the construction industry.  It will be held Friday, March 20 at 1:00pm (CST).  Register here. 
  2. AUSTIN CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY - The good news is that construction activity in Austin (and across Texas) is continuing at this time.  However, we urge you to adopt jobsite best practices in order to prevent any workers from getting coronavirus.  A list of best practices is available here in English, and  available here in Spanish.  Please use at your jobsites and distribute widely!  

    City of Austin staff who oversee all areas of permitting & inspections continue to work as noted in this March 17 memo from the Development Services Department
3. LEGAL & CONTRACTUAL HELP -   Austin AGC members law firms have been  publishing timely legal updates to assist construction firms navigate the choppy coronavirus waters.  Here are links to some of those updates (more available on their respective websites/social media as  published):  
Please know that the Austin AGC, in partnership with other AGC Chapters in Texas and the
AGC of America , is monitoring this issue closely and we will provide additional resources and guidance as they become available.  

In the meantime, both myself and Chapter Safety Director Michael Welvaert are available at any time to help you and your company address coronavirus issues.  Do not hesitate to contact us.


Phil Thoden
President and CEO
Austin Chapter AGC