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COVID Safety Posters and Governor Abbott’s Executive Order on Essential Services

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | March 31, 2020 |

COVID Safety Posters and Governor Abbott’s Executive Order on Essential Services Please find COVID Safety Posters in English and Spanish for your work sites as well as an Employee Safety Poster for your offices, showrooms and warehouses.  It is recommended that you post these posters at all of these locations.  Many GSABA members have been…

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | March 31, 2020 |

Update from DHS on Essential Infrastructure Business Congress has approved a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes several provisions to help small businesses and those engaged in the residential construction sector. The…

Critical GSABA Government Affairs Update – Essential Workers

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | March 30, 2020 |

Critical Government Affairs Update – Essential Workers On Saturday, March 28th the Department of Homeland Security/Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released their updated list of critical infrastructure/essential services to include residential construction and many construction related services. Many thanks to the leadership of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and others in Washington…

DHS Designates Residential Construction as “Essential Infrastructure Business”

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | March 29, 2020 |

DHS Designates Residential Construction as “Essential Infrastructure Business” In a critical win for NAHB and the residential construction sector, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today designated construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.” The designation will enable many home building firms to keep their businesses open during the COVID-19 pandemic…

NAHB Publishes Construction Job Site Guidance for Coronavirus

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | March 26, 2020 |

NAHB Publishes Construction Job Site Guidance for Coronavirus The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) today published guidance for construction employers, employees and contractors on coronavirus exposure prevention, preparedness and response. NAHB is a key member of CISC. The guidance describes how to prevent worker exposure to coronavirus, protective measures to be taken on the job…

Construction Worker Letter Template for GSABA Members and COVID-19 Prevention/Response Plan

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | March 25, 2020 |

Construction Worker Letter Template for GSABA Members and COVID-19 Prevention/Response Plan Dear GSABA Members, We are grateful for Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s support in classifying construction as an ‘essential service’ in the most recent Emergency Declaration No. 5 issued on March 23rd.  Please be sure and thank the Mayor and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff if…

Construction Worker Letter Template for GSABA Members

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | March 25, 2020 |

Construction Worker Letter Template for GSABA Members Construction Worker Letter Template for GSABA Members and COVID-19 Prevention/Response Plan We are grateful for Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s support in classifying construction as an ‘essential service’ in the most recent Emergency Declaration No. 5 issued on March 23rd(attached).  Please be sure and thank the Mayor and Bexar County…

NAHB Encourages Members to Donate Masks to Fight Coronavirus

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | March 24, 2020 |

NAHB Encourages Members to Donate Masks to Fight Coronavirus In a daily news conference on the coronavirus last week, Vice President Mike Pence urged construction companies to donate unused N95 respirator masks, and similar personal protective equipment, to healthcare workers on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus. “We are asking construction companies…

Critical Government Affairs Update

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | March 20, 2020 |

Critical Government Affairs Update March 20, 2020 The last week has been a hard one for all of us as well as for the members of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association (GSABA). The battle against this virus is an unprecedented challenge unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetime. GSABA is doing everything in our…

An Economic Update from NAHB’s Chief Economist

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | March 20, 2020 |

An Economic Update from NAHB’s Chief Economist NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provides the following analysis on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak: It has been a dramatic week given ongoing aggressive government action to slow the spread of the coronavirus. While concern is still growing about the current environment, it is important to keep…