COVID-19: Construction Industry Resource for Marin County
We strive to deliver timely information to help guide your construction firm through COVID-19.
We update this page as often as possible and give credit to original authors/sources.
TWO places to register (Register at BOTH)
1) Marin County Vaccine Sign-up and Interest Form - County of Marin HHS
Marin County Vaccination Stats Dashboard - County of Marin HHS
Vaccine FAQ - State of CA
Vaccine Legal Resource Center - Fisher Phillips
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ - County of Marin HHS
Curative testing sites remain free in Marin, but appointments must be scheduled in advance through the Curative website (available in English and Spanish). Appointment slots open about 3-4 days in advance of each scheduled testing day. VIEW FLYER
At-Home COVID-19 PCR Testing Kits - CP Lab Safety
Onsite Testing for Businesses - CP Lab Safety
Grant and Loan Funding?
* PPP Second Draw - Current info on SBA Website
* PPP Loan Forgiveness and Possible Impacts on Tax Bills - Construction Dive
* COVID-19 Stimulus Executive Order and Memoranda Summarized - CliftonLarsonAllen
* What Your Contracting Business Needs to Know About Changes to the PPP Loan Program - Contractors State Licensing Schools
* PPP Loan - How to Handle the Money - Mato Account Works
* PPP Loan FAQ's - BBSI
Jobsite Resources: Videos, Guidelines, Posters, Templates, and More
Guidelines and Checklists
Newest CDC Guidelines for Mask Use - It recommends increased attention to the fit and filtration of masks, and describes the way to properly double mask and considerations for using KN95 masks. Making sure all employees are using adequate face masks is very important.
Cal/OSHA Emergency Standards for COVID-19 - Updated, November 22, 2020Comprehensive California Law Forms Access - Dan McLennon from Smith Currie
Employee COVID-19 Certification - Dan McLennon from Smith Currie
COVID-19 Data Bank (Templates and Forms) - Fisher Phillips
Small Construction Site Safety Protocols(pdf) - Dan McLennon
Small Construction Site Safety Protocols (doc) - Dan McLennonTool Cleaning Protocol - Milwaukee Tools
What should I do if my jobsite gets shuts down or we think an employee may be sick?
What if an employee is afraid to return to the jobsite due to COVID-19? (Construction Dive)
Positive COVID-19 Triage Questionnaire (Jeff Jungsten)
Marin County HHS Resources - Marin Recovers
Consult your Site Specific Plan.
Construction Specific: Articles and Resources
CA enacts strict new COVID-19 notification law (AB685) - Construction Dive
7 ways to prepare for potential COVID-19 construction shutdowns - Construction Dive
COVID-19 Delays Your Contracting Business Should Expect - Contractors State Business School
Face masks could soon come with COVID-19 rating labels - Construction Dive
7 coronavirus-related construction challenges that will continue in 2021 - Construction Dive
Second wave of COVID impacts construction, and the results aren't good - Construction Dive
When should contractors use COVID-19 liability waivers? - Construction Dive
I need a site or building tested, cleaned, or sanitized.
PPE Suppliers and Resources
State of CA - PPE Supplier Resources
How Your Contracting Business Can Persuade Employees to Wear Masks - Contractors State License Schools
Tools to help manage my construction business. Waivers, Paid Sick Leave, new employee benefits (FFCRA, FMLA) etc.
California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law AB 1867 - Construction Industry Impacts - Smith, Currie, & Hancock
Families First Coronavirus Responds Act - Q&A - Smith, Currie, & Hancock
Managing My Business Through a Crisis - Webinar - BBSI
FFCRA Employer Eligibility - Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin County
How do I keep my job site safe and secure?
Here are some local companies that are ready to help ensure your job site is safe and secure.
Construction and the CA Health Orders and Bay Area Regional Health Orders - December 8
New CA Health Orders (December 2020) Do Not Change Rules for Construction - Dan McLennon from Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
Bay Area Counties Implement Bay Area Counties Implement New Statewide COVID-19 Orders Early, But Do Not Change Rules for Construction - Dan McLennon from Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
Essential workforce, if remote working is not practical:
- Construction workers who support the construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of construction sites and construction projects (including housing, commercial, and mixed-use construction); and workers who support the supply chain of building materials from production through application/installation, including cabinetry, fixtures, doors, cement, hardware, plumbing, electrical, heating/cooling, refrigeration, appliances, paint/coatings, and employees who provide services that enable repair materials and equipment for essential functions.
- Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, construction material sources, and essential operation of construction sites and construction projects (including those that support such projects to ensure the availability of needed facilities, transportation, energy and communications; and support to ensure the effective removal, storage, recycling and disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste)
- Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, businesses, and buildings such as hospitals and senior living facilities, including any facility supporting COVID-19 response.
Can I get a permit or an inspection to complete my project?
Most over-the-counter services are operating at partial capacity or virtually at this time. However, some permit and inspection related services are available, depending on the jurisdiction. We recommend you contact the municipality you're working in or plan to work in directly.
How will this affect my Workers Comp insurance?
What if I have questions about my health insurance coverage?
Access the Alliant Coronavirus Workforce Playbook
Contact our Office Manager Paula Krause at firstname.lastname@example.org OR 415.462.1220 x104. She will reply as soon as possible.
What is the Marin Builders Association doing during COVID-19?
We are here to help guide your construction firm through COVID-19.
1. Stability - Stabilizing and prioritizing our operations to ensure service to our members, industry, and community.
• Our staff continues our work remotely and on a staggered schedule in the office responding to all inquiries as quickly as possible. Our Board of Directors continues to meet, discuss, and set a new course for best serving and providing value to our members and our industry.
2. Leadership - Taking the lead by providing timely and helpful information about CONSTRUCTION in MARIN and get it out to our members as fast as possible.
• Utilize our industry experts and access our best resources to curate the most relevant and meaningful information on our website, in our email communication and via MEMBER CONNECT Webinars on a regular basis.
3. Service - Provide exceptional value to our members.
• Respond to the individual needs of members and create forums to connect.
* Advocate for our members on the local, regional, and statewide level for consistency in defining "essential" work and consistent regional safety protocols.
• Workers Comp and Health insurance programs remain fully operational.
How can I connect with others in the construction industry?
"Just wanted to give you a virtual high five. ✋ You are doing an amazing job of keeping everyone informed during this crisis, and I’ve heard people reference your invaluable information in several calls I’ve been on. Keep up the great work."
"Thank you very much for the webinar, for addressing the questions generally, and for sending them to me personally. That’s really amazing that you took the time to do that!"
"Thank you all so much for your hard work on our behalf - on behalf of all of us small business owners."
"I wanted to thank Marin Builders Association for all of the great work you are doing right now. You have had an amazing response to all of the changes due to COVID-19, and the resources that you have posted on your website as well as your Member Connect E-vents have been most helpful. This organization continues to be worth its weight in gold at every turn!"
"What an amazing thing MBA has been doing during this unprecedented and scary time for anyone, especially, the construction industry. I’ve sent out an email to our vendors who are involved in this work and provided your website as a resource. You guys are awesome and I am proud to be a part of such an amazingly run and devoted group of people in the MBA."
"You guys do extraordinary work. While I'm more indirectly impacted by this industry, I know that it's a cornerstone of our economy. MBA's resources and professionalism are invaluable!"
"I wanted to thank Marin Builders. The information Marin Builders is putting out right now and the information on your website are by far the best I have seen in regards to our industry. So, thank you so much for helping me and our business during this crazy time."
"THANK YOU for being a beacon of information and resources to our community, at all times, but especially now. I really appreciate the information you have been sending and all that you do for our community of builders. I’m following your emails closely - they are highly valued and so timely. I’m sure you’re working fast and hard, and your community notices."
MEMBER CONNECT E-vents
Resources and Recording Specific to Marin County Health Order, Appendix B1 and B2 - Dan McLennon
COVID Prevention Poster (English) - CDPH
COVID Prevention Poster (Spanish) - CDPH
Small Construction Site Safety Protocols(pdf) - Dan McLennon
Small Construction Site Safety Protocols (doc) - Dan McLennon
Slide Deck Presentation - Dan McLennon
Worker Self Certification Forms (English and Spanish) - Dan McLennon
Worker Self Certification Mobile Option - Workglue