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OSHA Issues Revised Employer Guidance on COVID-19 Workplace Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced revised guidance for employers pertaining to workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The revised guidance is a result of an executive order signed by President Biden that directed OSHA to issue stronger guidance on COVID-19…

CDC Releases Guidance on Vaccination Rollout

The Centers for Disease Control released guidance for federal state and local governments regarding the vaccine implementation against COVID-19. The guidance is based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, an independent panel of medical and public health experts.

Federal Reserve Reduces Minimum Loan Size for Main Street Lending Program

The Federal Reserve Board adjusted the terms of the Main Street Lending Program. The minimum loan size for three Main Street facilities available to for-profit and nonprofit borrowers has been reduced from $250,000 to $100,000.

NAM Initiative Promotes COVID-19 Safety

The National Association of Manufacturers launched the Creators Respond Commitment to promote the use of face coverings, social distancing, handwashing and other health practices.

Marvin Halts Furloughs, Restores Employee Pay

The Marvin Companies ended factory-worker furloughs and restored salaries to pre-pandemic levels, effective Aug. 1, due to resilience in the U.S. housing market, reports Twin Cities Business.

Modernize Publishes E-Book for Contractors About Navigating COVID-19

Modernize published "An Essential Contractor's Guide to Navigating COVID-19," an e-book resource to aid contractors as they coordinate with prospective clients to close new business and conduct ongoing projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.

States Address COVID Workplace Standards

Virginia and Oreon are among the states that operates its own federally approved safety and health agency. Both states are developing emergency workplace safety standards around COVID-19.

NAHB Chairman Issues Open Letter About Coronavirus Safety

NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke sent an open letter to the nation's residential construction workers asking them to continue following guidance to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus.