Gov. Stitt's Open Up and Recover Safely Plan - published April 22, 2020
ABC Hosts Two Architect Panels and Learn About Construction’s Forecast - CLICK HERE for the videos Four ABC member architects spent time in April discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the commercial construction industry. Michael Hall of GH2 Architects and Barry Goldstein of KKT Architects led off on April 21st and were followed by Josh Chesney of Cyntergy and Whit Todd of Todd Architecture on April 23rd.
HR TOOLKIT - The Employer's Guide to COVID-19
This is an in-depth COVID-19 resource guide for employers. This guide outlines the following:
COVID-19 and Your Workforce
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
HIPAA Privacy Considerations
Carrier Response to COVID-19
Layoffs and Furloughs
Other Compliance Considerations
Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
This needs to be posted on all jobsites prior to April 1, 2020 per ABC Safety Committee Chairman, Larry Romondo.
Ten Steps Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus - by OSHA
ABC National Safety - Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources
Oklahoma Governor Executive Order Reports related to Covid-19
On March 24, 2020, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt issued Fourth Amended Executive Order 2020-07, requiring businesses in counties experiencing community spread of COVID-19 which are not “within a critical infrastructure sector as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security” to close for 21 days, beginning at 11:59 P.M. on March 25, 2020. At this time, the terms of the Executive Order do not require businesses engaged in construction work to cease operations. - A letter from ABC Chapter Attorney, Barrow & Grimm, P.C.
March 23, 2020 letter from ABC President/CEO, John Smaligo, to Gov. Stitt advocating for Construction to be recognized as an Essential Industry.
DOL to Host Online Dialogue on Compliance Materials Needed for Expanded Paid Family and Medical Leave Requirements - The U.S. Department of Labor will be hosting a national online dialogue to provide employers and employees with an innovative opportunity to offer their perspective as the Department develops compliance assistance materials and outreach strategies related to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The ideas and comments gathered from this dialogue will inform compliance assistance guidance, resources, and tools, as well as outreach approaches, that assist employers and employees in understanding their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA. DOL needs your input by March 29, 2020. Anybody who is interested can participate online at https://ffcra.ideascale.com from March 23 through March 29, 2020 or can join a Twitter chat hosted by @ePolicyWorks on March 25, 2020 at 2 p.m. using the hashtag #EPWChat. For more information on the requirements of FFCRA, please visit: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic.
Oklahoma Small Business Disaster Economic Injury Assessment - Low Interest Disaster Loans Now Available! The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved all 77 Oklahoma counties for their Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Small businesses and private non-profit organizations may now apply for low interest disaster loans.
Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) 2020 - provided by Pray Walker, P.C. Call Kevin Doyle at (918) 231-8284 if you have questions about this link.
U.S. Small Business Administration – Information on the following resources:
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
Guidance for Businesses and Employers
SBA Products and Resources
Gov. Stitt Executive Order 2020-07 “7. All occupational licenses issues by any agency, board o r commission of the State of Oklahoma that expire during this emergency shall be extended so long as this Order is in effect. All occupational licenses extended during this Order will expire fourteen (14) days following the withdrawal or termination of this Order.”
State of Oklahoma COVID-19 Resources
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security – Critical Infrastructure Sectors List During COVID-19
Call from US Senator Lankford on March 19, 2020 about Covid-19
OSHA 3990-03 - Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
US Health Department
Oklahoma Health Department
Oklahoma City - www.okc.gov
Tulsa - www.cityoftulsa.org
Oklahoma County - www.oklahomacounty.org
Tulsa County - www.tulsacounty.org
Oklahoma Department of Labor - www.ok.gov/odol