COVID-19

COronavirus (COViD-19) INFO & resources

Information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be issued at a rapid pace. In order to stay up to date and access accurate information, employers are encouraged to utilize the below links. All ABC Mississippi events originally scheduled through April 29, 2020 have been cancelled until further notice. Currently we are planning to host our Jackson Crawfish Boil on April 30, 2020. 


ABC National dedicated website to Coronavirus (COVID-19): abc.org/coronavirus


Educational Webinars: ABC National is hosting the following webinar series on Coronavirus. They are for ABC members only and your Academy login is required.

Upcoming:

  • March 31, 2020: Insights & Strategies to Help Contractors Respond to COVID-19 Register
  • April 16, 2020: Technology Can Help ABC Contractors as Coronavirus Disrupts the Industry Register

Replays:

  • March 18, 2020: Construction Employer Responsibilities and OSHA Compliance During the Coronavirus Emergency: Access Replay
  • March 19, 2020: The Economy in the Time of Coronavirus: The Near- and Longer-term Outlooks for the Economy and the Markets: Access Replay
  • March 20, 2020: Contract Issues and the Coronavirus: Access Replay
  • March 24, 2020: Practical Issues for Employers in Navigating the New Federal Emergency Paid FMLA and Sick Leave Mandates: Access Replay
  • March 24, 2020: COVID-19 and its Impact on Jobsite Heath and Safety Access Replay
  • March 26, 2020: Navigating COVID-19 From the C-Suite Leader's Perspective Access Replay

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information on the coronavirus, including the resources below:


Visit ABC general counsel Littler Mendelson’s coronavirus webpage, which includes the resources below:


Visit the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) website for additional employer resources:


Visit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration website for interim guidance on preventing exposures and infection:


ABC Insurance Trust Resources & Recommendations:

  • Know Your Benefits: Essential Health Benefits Coverage & Coronavirus - Download PDF
  • Educating employees on what is known about the virus including transmission and prevention.
  • Establishing a written communicable illness policy and response plan.
  • Allowing employees flexible work options to help prevent the spread of illness in the workplace.

Urgent Need: N95 Face Mask Donations
As you are aware, health care personnel need N95 face masks. On Tuesday, March 17, Vice President Mike Pence urged construction companies to donate construction-grade N95 masks and forego additional orders as the nation’s hospitals work to procure masks for healthcare workers. ABC Mississippi was contacted that afternoon, along with AGC of Mississippi and a large Mississippi-based construction company, asking for donations as well. If you have extra N95 masks that you can donate, please take to one of the drop-off points listed at this link.


Legal Resources Courtesy of Bradley Arant: