COVID 19 Resouces
Below are the resources that AGC of DC has compiled to help our members to navigate through these challenging and changing times. As of March 24th, Construction is allowed in DC, MD and VA. We will continue to post and make available as many resources as possible with the most up to date information
AGC of America Resources
AGC Analysis: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act:
An Analysis for the Construction Industry
Tell Congress Construction is an Essential Business
Federal Laws & Mandates
COVID-19 Employment Update: New Federal Leave RequirementsOn March 18, 2020, Congress passed and the President signed into law HR 6201, a broad-ranging response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Two principal provisions of HR 6201 will impact employers—a temporary expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to provide paid leave for employees unable to work due to closure of schools and child-care facilities and temporary paid sick leave for COVID-19-related absences. HR 6201 will become effective April 2, 2020 (15 days after enactment).
Furlough, Layoff, or Reduction in Force in Light of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Effective April 2, 2020
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed by our president. This is an economic stimulus plan aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Americans and introducing paid sick leave and an expanded family and medical leave act to the nation’s employers impacted by COVID-19 and those serving as caregivers for individuals with COVID-19.
DOL, IRS and Treasury Preview Employment Provisions for Families First Coronavirus Response Act-Holland & Knight
Safety and OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
COVID-19: Recording and Reporting Obligations Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act -Holland & Knight
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Volunteer to Help
Your Personal Health - Resources
CDC Risk Assessment
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Small Business and other loans
Internal Revenue Service & Local Tax Information
- IR-2020-57, Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave
- Treasury News Release: Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments Due to COVID-19 Outbreak
- IR-2020-54, IRS: High-deductible health plans can cover coronavirus costs
- Fairfax County Extends Tax Deadlines for Car, Business and Real Estate Taxes (March 24)
Legal Implications - Resources
Legislative Initiatives Around the County
Human Resources & Employment
DC Government Construction Info
For updates on the District’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), visit coronavirus.dc.gov.
Permit/Plan Reviews: All permit applications and plan reviews are online including “walk thrus” for small construction projects of 1,000 sq. ft, supplemental permits, and elevator certificates. Video consultations are available for large construction projects greater than 1,000 sq. ft. Payments can be made by credit card, or checks can be mailed to a lock box.
DCRA Updates (April 13)
- Deadline extensions for bi-annual reports, filings, trade name renewals
- Adjustments to in-person and mail filings
- Obtaining filing evidence
3. Business and Professional Licensing
- Deadline extensions for expiring licenses
- Increase in online services to achieve paperless process – add ability to get certifications, duplicates, edits on license
- Late fees
4. Professional Licensing Education Requirements
- Waiving CE requirements for engineers, land surveyors, and cosmetologists
- Potential online occupational education courses
- Board meetings held online with public call in option
5. What Businesses are Allowed to be Open in the District
- Essential and non-essential businesses
- Businesses that are required to submit plans before they’re allowed to open
6. Enhanced Online Security
- Access DC – what it is and how it provides enhanced security
Govenor Northam issues Executive Order 53
Loudon County Building and Development
Effective March 23, 2020, the department’s lobby areas at 1 Harrison Street, Leesburg, are closed to the public.
All of the department’s services will continue to be provided during normal operating hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Customers may contact the department 703-777-0220, email or Loudoun Express Request.
Customers may continue to schedule inspections through the Web Automated Inspection Request System (WAIRS).
Permit and plan applications may be dropped off on tables set up outside the department’s main lobby area on the second floor of the Government Center. Customers are encouraged to complete their permit applications prior to arrival.
Montgomery County Permitting
DPS offices are closed to walk-in customers and visitors.
- Limited access to drop off plan corrections or pick up approved plans and permits that were originally submitted via paper.
- The Fast Track and Walk-Thru services are now closed to walk-in customers. These permit types must be applied for electronically.
- Payments must be made online via check or credit card. If preferred, checks may be mailed.
- Peformance bonds, letters of credit, legal documents, etc. must be mailed.
- All in office Design Consultations, eServices training and Code Modification Hearings are suspended until further notice. These services will be scheduled remotely.
- All other questions need to be directed to 311.
Customers can now complete the building permit application via the web. Once the application is completed online, the customer’s information is entered directly into the County’s permitting system without the need for a staff member to retype the information.