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Latest Updates On The Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus has struck a heavy blow against the world economy as it forces countries into lockdown with “closed for business” signs, hollows out the tourism,  travel and hospitality sectors, turns out the lights on business gatherings and events, sends employees home to work and drives the stock market into a dizzying tumble.

ENR has collected below its ongoing reporting, analysis and commentary on construction sector developments, with updates as they occur. We are also seeking your questions and comments about the ongoing crisis.

For state-by-state breakdowns of construction closures and ENR Regional updates, click here

For coverage of the pandemic crisis prior to April 1, 2020, click here

ENR is making critical stories from our daily news coverage available for free to all visitors to ENR.com so they can be shared throughout the industry.

Latest Coverage

June 9, 2020

• New York City Construction Sites, Now Open, Adjust to New Realities

• Viewpoint: How to Meet the Challenge of the New Normal in Post Covid-19 Reopenings

June 8, 2020

• Most Brazil Projects Progress Despite the Pandemic

June 7, 2020

• Virus Issues Ground Nearly $1B of Tampa Airport Projects

June 5, 2020

• Breaking: Construction Jobs Rebound in May, Recoup Half of Huge April Losses

• Update: Trump Signs Bill Making More Changes in Paycheck Protection Program

June 4, 2020

• Trump Order Waives Project Environment Rules to Push COVID-19 Recovery

June 3, 2020

• Airports Ponder Short and Long-Term Implications of COVID-19

• Virus Snarls Hurricane Preparation

May 29, 2020

• OSHA Updates Controversial COVID-19 Record-Keeping Guidance

May 28, 2020

• Four-Firm Coalition Makes Open Call for New COVID-19 Safety Tech

• House Approves Bill to Loosen Paycheck Protection Restrictions

• Viewpoint: Use the Pandemic to Protect Your Employees and Preserve Your Culture

May 27, 2020

• NY Governor To ‘Fast Track’ Key NYC Projects to Boost Virus Recovery

May 26, 2020

• Modular ICU Units Placed Into Service in Maryland

May 22, 2020

• Before COVID, ASCE Project Envisioned Post-Pandemic Future

May 21, 2020

• NJ Engineering School Powers Through Battery Problems for Hospital PPE

• NY-NJ Transport Chief Amplifies Pitch for $3B to Fill Big COVID-19 Revenue Hit

• Billings Hit Record Low in April, Says AIA

• Wastewater Utilities Helping Track Spread of Coronavirus

May 20, 2020

• Firms Find the Technology to Keep Working Through a Pandemic

• States Reopen Construction With New Practices

• ENR 2020 Top 400: Coping With COVID-19 Chaos

• Shifting Paycheck Protection Program Rules Leave Employers in Limbo

• Treasury, SBA Add More Paycheck Protection Guidance

• Construction Apprentice Programs Face New COVID-19 Learning Curve

May 18, 2020

• Non-Essential Construction Ramps Up Across Massachusetts

May 17, 2020

• House Passes $3T Relief Bill With $15B for Highways, Fixes for PPP, Multiemployer Pensions

May 15, 2020

• New York, New Jersey Reopen Construction Projects

May 14, 2020

• AGC, Procore Provide Insights About Loss of 975,000 Construction Jobs, Northeast Hardest Hit

May 13, 2020

• With Less Driving, State Transportation Departments Face Iffy Road Ahead

• Riskcast Adds T&M Tracking, Coronavirus Contact Tracing

May 12, 2020

• Coronavirus Complicates Already-Complex P3 Project in Norway

• California Opens Door To COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Claims

May 11, 2020

• Groups Weigh-In on California Order for Workers’ Comp for Employees with COVID-19

• NYC School Construction Chief Reopens Projects, But Awaits Stimulus Funds

• Saskatchewan Adds $1 Billion+ In Stimulus Funding For Projects

May 8, 2020

• Construction Loses 975,000 Jobs in April, Due to COVID-19 Impacts

May 7, 2020

• Viewpoint: Let’s Build Our Way Back

May 6, 2020

• AECOM Says Owners Are Paying For Most Pandemic-Idled Project CM Costs

• Boston Officials Outline Gradual Construction Restart

• Survey: Workloads Decline Amid Virus Outbreak

May 5, 2020

• Treasury Extends PPP Repayment Deadline, but Eligibility Confusion Persists

• After Cutting Workforce, Georgia Power Sticks to Current Vogtle Schedule

May 1, 2020

• Construction in Washington State Won’t Fully Restart Until June

• Amtrak Will Redevelop Baltimore Penn Station Despite COVID-19 Impacts

April 29, 2020

• San Francisco Area Construction To Restart May 4, But Safety Requirements Questioned [Free]

• Managing Human Assets Gets Harder in COVID-19 Era

• New ‘Paycheck Protection’ Loan Guidelines Worry Contractors

• Projects Across Pa. Get Ready to Roll [Free]

• Building Trades With Prefab Capabilities Step Up to Deliver COVID-19 Alternate Care Facilities

• Editorial: Sketching the Elements of the ‘New Normal’

• Cashflow and Pay Rise As Key Metrics in Economic Crisis

• 2020 Top 500 Design Firms: Will COVID-19 Change Design?

• ‘Paycheck Protection’ Loan Program May Soon Commit All Its Funds

• Turning to Virtual Reality BIM Review During a Pandemic

• Oil and Gas Giants Recommit To Renewables Amid COVID-19

April 28, 2020

• COVID-19 Safety Rules Take Shape in Boston [Free]

April 27, 2020

• Midwest Stay at Home Orders Extended, Ended and Updated [Free]

April 25, 2020

• NJ Transit Rail Ops Exec Dies of COVID-19 Complications on April 18

April 24, 2020

• New York City Buildings Commissioner Notes Agency Role In COVID-19 Project Curbs

• Pa. Gov Issues COVID-19 Safety Guidelines as Crews Prepare to Resume Work [Free]

• Survey: Industry Anxiety Levels Improve, But Concern Remains High for Business Stability [Free]

• Update: Trump Signs Bill to Add $310B to ‘Paycheck Protection’ Loan Program [Free]

• How Midwest Construction Is Adapting to the COVID-19 Threat

April 23, 2020

• Update: Washington Governor Reopens Some Construction Immediately [Free]

• House Passes Bill to Add $310B to ‘Paycheck Protection’ Loan Program

• State DOTs Expedite Millions in Construction on Empty Highways

April 22, 2020

• Gilbane Looks to Social Distancing on Jobsites and Finding the New Normal

• Pandemic Delays P3 Proposal Deadline for Honolulu Light-Rail Section

April 21, 2020

• In Response to COVID-19, AISC Kicks Off a Free Virtual Steel Conference

April 20, 2020

• Pennsylvania Governor OKs May 8 Construction Restart [Free]

• Feds Expand ‘Guidance’ of Virus-Essential Construction Sectors, Jobs

• Ontario, Quebec Ease COVID-19 Construction Rules for ‘Essential’ Projects [Free]

April 19, 2020

• CEOs Detail Virus-Reshaped Business Realities [Free]

April 18, 2020

• Army Corps Set to Deliver 28 COVID-19 Alternate Care Facilities [Free]

April 17, 2020

• Airports Plan to Apply for Shares of $10B in CARES Act Grants

April 16, 2020

• Trump Picks Construction ‘Economic Revival’ Team; Issues Eased State Social Distance Guidance [Free]

• Georgia Power Cuts Vogtle Project Workforce Amid Increase in COVID-19 Cases

• Boston Mayor Considers Bringing Construction Back, Slowly [Free]

April 15, 2020

• Energy, Power, Health Care Face COVID-19 Downgrades, Disruption

• Industry M&As Take COVID-19 Hit, But Deals Aren’t Dead Yet

• Construction Tops Industries in Paycheck Protection Loan Volume [Free]

• Industry Finds New Innovations to Stay Ahead of COVID-19

• Companies, Colleges Retool to Produce Much-Needed Face Masks [Free]

• New U.S. COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law Has Lots of Gray

• CROSS-US Calls for Input on Keeping Structures Safe During Pauses

• Viewpoint: Why We Need Fresh Infrastructure Ideas After The Pandemic [Free]

April 14, 2020

• Nearly 40% of Firms Have Laid Off Workers, New AGC Survey Says [Free]

April 13, 2020

• OSHA Clarifies Record-Keeping Rules for COVID-19

• Mortenson To Pay $650K Fine, Provide COVID-Related Construction Services As Part of Bid-Rigging Settlement

April 12, 2020

• Ontario, Quebec Shut Projects, But Canada Keeps Most Construction Essential

April 11, 2020

• COVID-19 Delays, Closes Projects Across the Midwest [Free]

April 10, 2020

• Pandemic Brings New Risk Controls To Jobsites—And Regular Blasts of Bleach [Free]

• After Tough Second Quarter, Recession Will Ease, Says Dodge

April 9, 2020

• COVID-19 Survey: Business Outlook Darkens Among Industry Firms [Free]

• Boost for Paycheck Protection Loans Stalls in Senate [Free]

• AGC Stand Down Emphasizes Coronavirus Safety Measures [Free]

• Robins & Morton Converting Miami Convention Center Into COVID Field Hospital

• Work Restarts on $1.8B COVID-19 Closed Milan Subway Project

April 8, 2020

• New Jersey, Second in U.S. in COVID-19 Cases, Shuts Non-Essential Jobs [Free]

• Designers Weigh Strategies for COVID-19 Isolation Rooms

April 7, 2020

• Washington’s Sound Transit Temporarily Halts Most Construction

• Treasury Eases Construction Firms’ Path to Paycheck Protection Loans

• AIA Releases Tool to Help Officials Assess Temporary Hospital Sites [Free]

• UK Firm Offers Quick-Made COVID-19 Face Shield Template [Free]

• Contractors Prioritizing Safety Across Texas & Louisiana Region

April 6, 2020

• AGC Slams SBA Rule for Key CARES Act Business Loans

• Pennsylvania to Restart $530M in Turnpike Projects [Free]

• Thousands of Mass. Union Members Walk Off Jobs Due to COVID-19 Fears [Free]

• Social Distancing, Shelter Orders Impede Construction Bonds [Free]

• New York City Halts Public Design Work

April 5, 2020

• Clean Energy Can Drive Post-COVID-19 Economies, Business Groups Say

April 4, 2020

• Code Group Seeks Funds for Remote Approval of COVID-19 Pop-Up Hospitals [Free]

• Computer Vision Deployed to Monitor Social Distancing on Jobsites

• Army Corps Strategy Evolves Into Using Convention Center Spaces for COVID-19 Care

• Walsh Talks About McCormick Convention Center to COVID-19 Care Conversion [Free]

April 3, 2020

• Construction Job Totals Start to Fall, with 29,000 Drop in March

• Viewpoint: Restarting Your Pandemic-Delayed Project With the Critical Path in Mind [Free]

April 2, 2020

• UVA Accelerates Hospital Project to Meet COVID-19 Demand

• PennDOT Unfreezes 60 Critical Highway, Bridge Projects [Free]

• COVID-19: Confronting The New Normal

• Construction Spending, Commodity Prices Continue to Fall Amid Global Crisis

April 1, 2020

• Michigan Deal Pushes Transportation Projects, Extends Schedules for Shut Down Jobs [Free]

• Mass. Unions Call For Statewide Halt on Building Projects [Free]

• Across the Country, Firms Face Varying Restrictions Due to COVID-19

• A Multifront Drive Aims To Boost Hospitals’ Capacity

• ENR’s 1918 Flu Coverage Foreshadows COVID-19 Practices [Free]

• Construction Eyes an Expected New Stimulus Bill

• Designers Advise on COVID-19-Related Pop-Up Hospitals

Original Article: https://www.enr.com/articles/48879-latest-updates-on-the-coronavirus-pandemic

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