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COVID-19 Resources – Spencer Fane

COVID-19 Resources - Spencer Fane

As COVID-19 continues to spread, so does its impact on employers, health care providers, financial institutions, real estate entities, fiduciaries, and small businesses. This page is meant to serve as a resource to all individuals and entities grappling with the consequences of this ordeal, and will be updated as new developments take place. Visit any…

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Why is Construction Excluded from the Order?

The construction industry naturally lends itself to “physical distancing”.  As workers are moving around job sites with equipment and materials, it is often unsafe to be working closer than the recommended CDC six-foot distance. Whether commercial or residential, construction workers are almost always working independently to complete their assigned task. This makes construction a much…

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Viral Economic Stress: Impacts of the Coronavirus – NAHB News

NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provided the following overview on Friday, March 20, 2020. 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 in mind that the crisis will eventually end, and…

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Senator Blunt’s Updates on Coronavirus CARES Act

Roy Blunt - Coronavirus Update

March 24th   On March 24th Senator Blunt spoke on the Senate Floor regarding third phase of coronavirus response legislation, the CARES Act, and outlined specific provisions in the bill that would provide immediate relief to individuals and families, small businesses, and health care providers. Watch video below or CLICK HERE For audio only. March 17th…

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HM Risk Video – Regulations & Communications – Best Practices

This video will give you updates on regulations and communications, best practices are discussed, as well as additional resources for employers to access for their disease response plan are provided.  HM Risk continues to monitoring new developments so that we can continue to provide the best possible service experience to our clients.  https://youtu.be/OazcxnXqvHE  A Q&A…

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Employer Expanded Family & Medical Leave Requirements – COVID-19

Implementation Guidance Employee Paid Leave Rights Employer Expanded Family & Medical Leave Requirements Q & A Implementation Guidance This Department of Labor (Wage and Hour Division) guidance addresses employment questions such as: How does an employer count its number of employees to determine coverage? How can small businesses obtain an exemption? How does an employer…

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FAQ – Can I Go to Work at my Construction Related Job?

Can I go to work at my construction related job or supplier under “Stay at Home” or “Shelter in Place” orders? YES – with stipulations (see frequently asked questions below) Your HBA has worked tirelessly to show local and state leaders that construction is an essential, and safe way to keep the economy moving without…

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Monticello Custom Homes & Remodeling – Members on COVID-19

Through these very interesting times we are trying to do what we can to continue to make progress on our projects.  We are working to clean knobs, portable toilet handles, etc as often as possible as well as working on schedules to stretch them out some to allow for each tradesperson or company to have…

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COVID-19 Construction Job Site Practices – Flatten Coronavirus

COVID-19 Construction Job Site Practices - Flatten Coronavirus

New announcements concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue coming at a quick pace. We want to make sure you are aware of the following: St. Louis and Kansas City have issued “stay-at-home orders” that are either in effect or go into effect soon. Fortunately, your local HBA and HBA Missouri have been working with community leaders throughout the…

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Coronavirus Builder Contract Questions – Evaluating Your Contracts

Coronavirus Builder Contract Questions

Evaluating Your Contracts in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic Home builders should expect delays caused by supply chain disruption, workforce unavailability, and even permitting due to shelter-in-place recommendations to stem the spread of COVID-19 caused by a novel coronavirus. Companies should carefully review their contracts now for certain provisions that allow for such delays.…

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Attention HBA Members – Health & Wellbeing of Members and Staff

Jenn working at HBA

To our members: March 20, 2020 The health and wellbeing of our members and staff are of the utmost priority for the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield (HBA). In these uncertain times, the HBA is exercising all due diligence in our efforts to prevent the potential spreading of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The HBA…

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Housing Permits Started 2020 Strong

Over the first month of 2020 – and prior to the impact of the coronavirus, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 70,386. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 21.2% increase over the January 2019 level of 58,086. Year-to-date ending in January, single-family and multifamily permits reported growth across the country.…

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Cottage Farm Luxury Vinyl Plank – 41% OFF for HBA Members

Cottage Farm Luxury Vinyl Plank HBA Deal

Cottage Farm luxury vinyl plank is the ultimate waterproof flooring. A high-density core, commercial-grade wear layer, and sound-deadening attached pad are combined to offer one of the toughest and quietest products on the market. This floor comes in mixed widths and lengths with a painted V-groove bevel. Cottage Farm flooring has a lifetime residential warranty…

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