COVID-19 Updates

The health and wellbeing of our members and employees is a top priority for CEA. 

Due to current events related to the COVID-19 virus, most CEA classes, meetings and trainings at the CEA office are either being suspended or moved to web-meeting format on a case-by-case basis. 

The Building Excellence & Craftsmanship Awards celebration has been postponed to May 14, 2020.

For AGC of America's Dedicated Webpage, CLICK HERE

The Ohio Department of Health put together  a comprehensive site to keep Ohioans updated on cases, questions, checklists and prevention. 


The Center for Disease Control (CDC) put together resources for businesses and employers to plan, prepare and respond to to the coronavirus disease as well as environmental cleaning and disinfection recommendations.

While OSHA specifically exempts employers from recording incidents of employees contracting common colds and the flu in the workplace, COVID-19 is not exempt, the agency noted on a newly added website providing OSHA guidance for preventing occupational exposure to the rapidly spreading virus. Read More.

U.S. Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a document that offers information specifically for workers and employers. This guide is intended for planning purposes. Employers and workers should use this planning guidance to help identify risk levels in workplace settings and to determine any appropriate control measures to implement.

March 17: OSHA Revises Coronavirus Reporting Requirement

Unemployment compensation

If you are reducing manpower, the words you use in doing so matter to a worker's ability to take advantage of Unemployment Compensation. 

For guidance on new rules for Unemployment, CLICK HERE.

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensations (BWC) has compiled a comprehensive list of resources to help you prepare for a disaster or pandemic.

Ohio Bans Mass Gatherings of 100 or More

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH has signed an order to prohibit mass gatherings in the state of Ohio.

Mass gatherings are defined as any event or convening that brings together 100 or more persons in a single room or single space at the same time such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, theater, or any other confined indoor or outdoor space. Full Press Release



The Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA) asks all Ohio businesses to complete this Economic Damage Assessment Survey, designed to help determine economic impacts caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Your responses will help Ohio’s state government leaders as they develop response plans.



Lt. Gov. Jon Husted reminds businesses about SharedWork Ohio, an OMA-supported program that provides employers with an alternative to layoffs. Rather than layoff a set number of workers in order to cut costs, employers instead choose to reduce the number of hours worked for a specific group of employees. Those workers earn normal pay for regular hours, but collect unemployment for the hours they no longer work.




Ohio officials have submitted a request to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million for small businesses. (The SBA has published this guidance for employers regarding the coronavirus pandemic, including information on its loan program.)

COVID-19 Presentation by Frantz Ward - March 18th at Noon

On Wednesday March 18th, the Future Executives Committee will hold a web-based meeting wherein presenters, Ian Frank, Chris Koehler and Brian Kelly of Frantz Ward, will give a presentation on Contractual and Workforce Issues Related to the Coronavirus Outbreak.

Contact to join the webinar. Space is limited.

CONSTRUCTION DRIVE ARTICLE: 6 Ways the Coronavirus Outbreak Will Affect Construction

Cleveland Clinic: Preparing for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

University Hospitals: Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

MetroHealth: Coronavirus (COVID-19)


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