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COVID-19 & AEC Update: July 13, 2020

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DBIA’s mission is to provide the best resources available to help inform and empower our industry. In these uncertain times, that mission is even more important. As our communities fight the Coronavirus, we are working to find the best information available to help design-build teams navigate the unknown. This daily newsletter will provide the latest COVID-19 news for the AEC community.

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If you have COVID-19 news impacting the AEC industry from your organization, state or community please email us.

July 13th


Nearly 1 out of every 100 Americans has tested positive for COVID-19-CNN. The US has recorded more than 3.3 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins University, and at least 135,205 Americans have died. Across the world, 12.9 million people have tested positive for the virus.

Coronavirus Locations: COVID-19 Map by County and State-USA Facts. This county-level tracker makes it easier to follow COVID-19 cases on a granular level, and the ability to break down infections per 100,000 people. From cities to rural towns, stay informed on where COVID-19 is spreading to understand how it could affect families, commerce, and travel.


Live updates: Coronavirus deaths on the rise in almost every region of the U.S.-Washington Post. Although testing has remained flat, 20 states and Puerto Rico reported a record-high average of new infections over the past week. Five states — Arizona, California, Florida, Mississippi and Texas — also broke records for average daily fatalities in that period.


Expert explains rise of COVID-19 cases in California-KCRA News. As of Saturday, 29 counties in California have been added to the state’s coronavirus watchlist. Three different factors trigger a county being placed on the state’s COVID-19 watch list: elevated disease transmission, increasing hospitalization and limited hospital capacity.


Florida Breaks U.S. Coronavirus Record for Most New Cases in a Day-New York Times. The state recorded 15,300 new coronavirus cases on Sunday. This high easily passed the previous one-day high of 12,274 set at the height of the outbreak in New York in April.


Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner in favor of a ‘step back,’ two-week shutdown to reduce COVID-19 spread-Houston Chronicle. Houston leaders are calling for another two-week shutdown as dozens of Army personnel are set to arrive Monday to help fight a virus that continues to set record hospitalizations and deaths in the Texas Medical Center.


McHugh Construction rethinks budgets, schedules to focus on new normal-Construction Dive. This article is part of a series of conversations that Construction Dive reporters and editors are having with industry leaders about the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on their firms and their markets.

IFS predicts construction sector outlook post-COVID-19-Construction Week. IFS VP for construction, engineering and infrastructure industries, Kenny Ingram, outlines four trends set to shape the industry.

Contact our editors if you have COVID-19 news impacting the AEC industry to share.