The severe impact of COVID-19 can not be denied and is mandating changes in how we all do business. SMACNA remains committed to providing you with the information you need as you navigate the dynamic situations we all face. Stay alert on how COVID-19 is affecting our industry, your business, and you.

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs

These FAQs address the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), as recently amended by the American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law on March 11, 2021.  These FAQs are based upon the information and guidance issued by the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration as of April 6, 2021. We will continue to update these FAQs as we receive additional guidance from the SBA and the Treasury Department.    

Webcast Apr 17 2020

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Staying Calm and Seizing Opportunities

Recognizing that strong, steady leadership in a time of crisis is an essential skill, SMACNA partnered with Eric Anderton, a trusted construction-industry expert and business partner to host a webcast on how you can rise to the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic and seize available growth opportunities.

Contracts Bulletin Apr 17 2020

Contracts Bulletin: COVID-19: Increased Construction Costs

Many subcontractors have faced additional costs associated with performing work at jobsites during the COVID-19 outbreak. These additional COVID-19-related costs come in many forms, including extra hand-washing stations, before-shift health checks, and larger quantities of personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks, and goggles. Learn more about several common construction contract provisions that could allow subcontractors to recover costs incurred as a result of COVID-19.


Essential Worker Letter

Early in the 2020 pandemic, members  asked about an Essential Worker Letter.  As the pandemic evolves, the status of “construction” as an “essential” industry may also change. 

Webcast Apr 06 2020

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Cybersecurity for a Remote Workforce

COVID-19 has forced most companies to adjust their remote work policies and reexamine their readiness against potential cybersecurity threats and breaches. Host Nick Espinosa explores a wide spectrum of topics, including threats facing contractors as they shift part or all of their staffs to remote working status, as well as trusted cybersecurity services available for businesses. 


Contractor Completes COVID-19 Facility in Just 21 Days

Heritage Mechanical recently completed its work on a 1,000-bed temporary hospital erected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stony Brook University’s Long Island campus. The tent hospital project is part of an effort to increase the number of hospital beds available to treat COVID-19.

Webinar Mar 27 2020

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$2T Emergency Relief Bill Briefing

On Friday, March 27, 2020, SMACNA held a Webcast Briefing for more than 500 members and chapter executives. The presentation reviewed the $2.2 trillion relief bill as well as other measures including Families First Coronavirus Response Act.


Manage Anxiety and Stress

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children.


Cleaning of Tools to Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Should a tool need to be cleaned that does not have blood or visible bodily fluids on it, Milwaukee® Tool recommends the following protocol. This protocol is subject to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, OSHA, and those of state and local health departments.

Employee Policies

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New State COVID-19 Liability Laws

This presentation outlines the proposed “Safe to Work” Act, which imposes strict nationwide limitations on COVID-19 related tort liability.  The limitations are retroactive from December 1, 2019 and extend to October 1, 2024.