by Chris Fryxell
In a time that is full of uncertainty, Associated Builders and Contractors-Connecticut Chapter is doing our best to provide updates and resources to help our members cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to emails and social media posts with important updates, we have built a page on our website dedicated to keeping members informed. We will continue posting regular updates to this page (http://www.ctabc.org/Safety/COVID-19-Announcements), and encourage our members to check back regularly.
We realize that if one of our members is having an issue, others are likely to be having the same issue during this unprecedented time. This has also prompted us to continue to share member news, policy and procedure changes, and any member to member services that are specific to the climate we are currently in. A series of member webinars as well as a “Member Connect” forum is being developed and will be available to CT ABC members very soon. We also urge our members and industry partners to contact us directly without hesitation if they have any specific needs or questions via phone at (860) 818-3720 or email at [email protected].
Please note that the resources we provide should not serve as a substitute for contacting your legal counsel, insurance agents, surety professionals, HR staff or other business-related experts. It is important that you review contracts, employee manuals safety programs and emergency plans now as the effects of the virus are expected to increase in coming weeks.
Of course, we are also playing our part by encouraging our chapter staff to work remotely as much as possible and practice “social distancing” when in the office. We have been and will continue to be in contact with our surrounding chapters and encourage members to visit the ABC National website, https://abc.org/coronavirus, which has additional resources and information.
We are all in this together and take pride in being a trusted resource for our members and the construction industry. Thank you and be safe.
Chris Fryxell is president of the Associated Builders and Contractors-Connecticut Chapter.