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COVID-19 Information and Resources

Contracts 101 for Glaziers Amid Worksite Closures

In this time of COVID-19 and worksite closures, it is more important than ever for owners of glazing contractors to understand contractual obligations. This NGA resource offers five key contract considerations for glaziers. View and download the PDF

CARES Act: Small Business Loan Options

To assist businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, there are two intriguing Small Business Administration loan programs that are part of the new CARES Act signed into law on March 27, 2020. Learn more.

Project Continuity Plans in the Era of COVID-19: Best Practices

Whether construction is considered to be an “essential” business and allowed to continue amidst the COVID-19 pandemic varies state by state. In the Associated General Contractors’ “Navigating the Outbreak” webinar series, panelists discussed best practices for maintaining project continuity in the event construction is allowed to continue and in the event it is suspended. Panelists agreed that project continuity should be a focal concern at this point in time for contractors. Read tips on how companies can prepare.

Free Online Courses: How to Protect Yourself and Your Workforce Against Coronavirus

NGA is providing two free online courses on how to protect yourself and your workforce against the coronavirus through MyGlassClass.com. Learn more.

Strategies for Glass Company Owners  to Help Protect Their Business Against the Coronavirus Pandemic

Conditions are changing quickly and dramatically due to the coronavirus pandemic. This article presents strategies for glass company owners to handle this situation and limit the financial damage to their business, focusing on four main areas on which owners should concentrate. The key to the action plan should be to act (and react) calmly and deliberately. Read the full article

Best Practices for Glass, Window & Door Companies Working in Customer Homes

Please follow the Federal/state/local government instructions, which are changing across the country and world daily. Even in the many states that are now on stay-at-home orders, in-home services such as window repair/replacement fall under “essential services” exemptions. As Chris Phillips of Showcase Shower Door reminds us, it’s an honor to be able to provide service and go into someone’s home amidst this pandemic. “Do good work, leave a great product, and those people will never forget you,” Phillips says. But doing so comes with risks, to be certain. While there is no prescriptive approach for this type of work, there are some general best practices for glass and window and door companies working in residential homes. View and download this PDF and view a video from Chris Phillips. 

Best Practices for Glaziers Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Please follow the Federal/state/local government instructions, which are changing across the country and world daily now.  View and download this PDF with specific recommendations for glaziers, courtesy of Glaziers on Demand.

First Look at the CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the most recent of three legislative efforts to address COVID-19. The “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act” or “CARES Act.” Read about economic assistance for glass businesses and individuals.

NGA's official publication, Glass Magazine is dedicated to covering the constantly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects our industry. This is your hub for all related articles and news briefs. Find information from industry sources, the latest updates on events affected by COVID-19 and original reporting from Glass Magazine. Learn more.

An official publication of NGA and GlassBuild America, Window + Door magazine is dedicated to covering the constantly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects the residential fenestration industry, from source to sale. This is your hub for all related articles and news briefs. Find information from industry sources, the latest updates on events affected by COVID-19 and original reporting from Glass Magazine. Learn more.

OSHA Issues Guidance on Respiratory Protection

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued interim enforcement guidance to all employers to help combat supply shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators. The guidance goes into effect immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.


Map of Essential Construction Mandates 

Architect Magazine developed a state tracker, breaking down which states deem construction as essential, non-essential, or do not provide any current guidance. The resource also provides information about state restrictions on work activities, as well as information for building material suppliers.
 

First Look at the CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the most recent of three legislative efforts to address COVID-19. The “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act” or “CARES Act.” 
 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What You Need to Know Now

The new law will require private companies with less than 500 employees to pay sick leave for COVID-19. Many employers may be surprised that FFCRA also expands the Family Medial Leave Act (FMLA) to cover employees who must stay home to take care of children due to school-closures related to COVID-19. 
 

Centers for Disease Control coronavirus resource guide



NAM: Economic and Operational Impacts of COVID-19 on Manufacturers

The National Association of Manufacturers conducted a survey of its member companies on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak to manufacturers. The 558 respondents were asked about effects to their supply chain and operations, their financial expectations and their emergency response plans.
 

AGC: OSHA Guidelines, Advice for Employers, and More

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is providing guidance on recording workplace exposures to COVID-19 for OSHA, as well as advice on how to employers should respond to the pandemic.


SBA: Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

The Small Business Administration is working directly with state governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by COVID-19.