An Urgent Message

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
To Our Valued RHCA Members, Clients, Partners, Team Members and Volunteers :

Your safety and well-being are priority number one for the RHCA. During this time of uncertainty, we err on the side of caution while continuing to advocate for small businesses and provide needed services.  

Beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020, the RHCA is open for business via phone, email, teleconferencing and webinars. The RHCA doors will close for onsite appointments, visits, meetings and in-person training. 

Most meetings and events are moving to online formats and others will be postponed or canceled as a last resort. 

We ask you to visit the RHCA webpage and read the RHCA emails for current information and helpful links and news. 

Your continued support is essential during this paradigm-changing period. We ask for your patience as our policy may change as new facts and information arise. 

Respectfully,

John H. Martinez-D.
RHCA President
RHCA Office Policy Effective Monday, March 16th

  • RHCA remains open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Staff remains available via phone and email

  • No in-person appointments, visits or walk-ins

  • Appointments, meetings and most trainings conducted via teleconference/webinar
RHCA Annual Membership Meeting, Board of Directors Elections and CMAR Presentation: March 27, 2020 will be conducted as follow
  • RHCA Board Elections via online - email will follow with instructions

  • CMAR Presentation via Teleconference/Webinar - email invitation will follow
RHCA Annual Pillar Awards: Postponed
  • New event date Friday, June 19, 2020... RSVP

  • Award Nominations Due Date May 1, 2020... Nominate

  • Nominee Packet Submission Date May 19, 2020
Coronavirus Helpful Links


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

OSHA and Wage & Hour Division - click here

HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   webpage:

Resources in Spanish:

City of Dallas


For further information about Coronavirus, please visit the HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage on COVID-19 .
A Message from our Partner...
Coronavirus and the Construction Industry:
How to Handle an Inevitable Delay
The media is obsessing over COVID-19, AKA the coronavirus, and all sorts of information – both factual and otherwise – is floating around. But what of it really matters to contractors in DFW?
Thank you to Gray Reed, TEXO member and Texas-based law firm, for writing and sharing this article regarding a key component of the effect of COVID-19: the question of contractual ramifications of labor and material shortages.
Summary:
COVID-19 may affect construction materials and labor. Now’s the time to check contract language and supplier agreements for force majeure clauses, and develop a plan in the event of a labor shortage.
Click below to read the full article now.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace.   The guidance was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).   The document provides practical guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus, and contains information on safe work practices and appropriate personal protective equipment based on the risk level of exposure.   In addition to the guidance, OSHA recently launched a COVID-19 webpage .