Stay Informed: Resources, Essential Industries, State Orders, County Orders, NAHB Map, Lumber Map

“Work safely. Go home safely.” 
The National Framers Council develops and implements
best practices to help ensure framers leave the jobsite
each day in the same health as they arrived.

Best Practices if a GC Closes a Jobsite

The NFC Steering Committee created a guidance document regarding “Field Preparation for Jobsite Closure." The purpose of this document is “to provide instructions regarding the procedure to close a jobsite when there is no complete demobilization following a stop work order or direction relating to a contagious disease epidemic or pandemic.” 

See State Executive Orders for a state-by-state breakdown varying “shelter-in-place” or “stay-home” executive orders which limit individuals from traveling away from their homes and/or companies from conducting certain types of business operations. NAHB's interactive map is another helpful resource that illustrates where construction has been exempted from statewide orders.

Download Guidance DocState Executive OrdersNAHB Interactive Map

Additional suggestions to consider in the event of a jobsite closure, reduction in workforce, or demobilization:

  • Take inventory of materials and do what you can to reduce inventory now so you have less to deal with in the event of a demobilization. Be sure to take pictures of the inventory left onsite. When a state is ordered to ‘shelter in place’ there is not much time to prepare, often less than 24 hours.
  • Be sure to take pictures of the jobsite prior to leaving. Document the condition of the jobsite, the status of the project, inventory, and equipment.
  • Begin to understand contracts so you are aware of the obligations outlined in the document. Some contracts may require that you provide notice of Force Majeure if you feel that you will be facing a shortage of workers and/or an interruption in the supply chain.
  • Create a line item in your company’s financials for any expenses you incur due to Coronavirus. If you need to apply for assistance in the future, this will be easier to track. 
  • Reach out to your colleagues in states that have already experienced ‘shelter in place’ and talk with them about their experiences.
  • We need to lean on each other during these times. As you face challenges we want you to know we are here to help you. If you have questions or concerns and want to talk to someone, feel free to call anyone on the Steering Committee and reach out to fellow members for counsel and advice. Please click here to access Steering Committee members’ phone numbers and here to access phone numbers for framer members.

Please share any additional ideas you have with NFC staff.

Resources from SBCA Legal Counsel

In addition to several webinars that provide guidance on handling the COVID-19 outbreak, Kent Pagel has created a Contagious Disease Control Policy and Procedures template in Microsoft Word that can be used as a foundation for SBCA member companies wishing to have a documented policy. (Framer members of NFC are also members of SBCA.)

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NFC Is Here for You

The COVID-19 Resources page is being updated regularly as we receive additional information on this topic. Email updates are going out as we receive significant updates and we are regularly posting on social media (Linked In, Facebook, and Instagram). Please reach out to members of the NFC Steering Committee or NFC staff if you have questions, concerns or ideas to share with other members.

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