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COVID-19 & AEC Update: July 27, 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 27th


U.S. coronavirus deaths top 1,000 for four consecutive days-Washington Post. The United States edged closer to a single-day coronavirus infection record with more than 74,000 new cases Friday, approaching the mark set just one week ago. More than 1,000 Americans have died each day between Tuesday and Friday, the worst tally of human loss since late May.

The US has a fourth of global Covid-19 cases but some local leaders say they won’t enforce mask mandates-CNN. The US has a fourth of global coronavirus cases and as officials work to slow its rampant spread, face coverings remain a point of contention with some local authorities declining to enforce mandates.


COVID-19 Cases Continue To Surge In States Across The U.S.-National Public Radio. New daily cases are increasing in 46 states. Among them are California, which reported its highest number of single-day deaths on Thursday. In Indiana, there were 934 new cases and 11 deaths on Saturday and Montana reported its highest number of cases on Saturday with 224 new cases.


Coronavirus updates: California hits grim milestones this week, with over 435,000 infected-The Sacramento Bee. This week, California hit several grim milestones in its battle against the coronavirus. Over 435,000 Californians have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began, according to the latest state public health data released Friday morning. More than 9,700 new cases in California were reported Friday.


Tracking Coronavirus: Florida reports over 9,000 new COVID-19 cases; 77 more deaths-Fox 35 Orlando. On Friday and Saturday, more than 12,000 new cases were reported each day, making Florida the U.S. state with the second-highest official coronavirus cases, passing New York. California still has the most in the country.


COVID-19 Cases Close to 7 Times Higher than Reported in Pennsylvania, According to CDC-Erie News Now. According to a CDC report, the actual number of COVID-19 cases maybe 6.8 times higher in Pennsylvania than the more than 100,000 cases being reported. It also indicated that only 3.2 percent of Pennsylvanians had anti-bodies to the virus when tested in April.


Hurricane Hanna makes landfall on Padre Island, COVID-19 complicates storm response-The Houston Chronicle. Strong wind gusts, storm surges and heavy rainfall threatened the lower Rio Grande Valley and Corpus Christi areas on Saturday. At the same time, emergency efforts in Texas were complicated by COVID-19, which continues to spread rapidly throughout Texas, particularly in the same South Texas regions hit by Hanna.


Construction Shows Signs of Life, But Recent COVID-19 Trends Could Derail Recovery-Globe Street. While nonresidential construction is moving upwards, recent spikes in coronavirus cases in some states could dampen recovery, according to a construction industry chief economist.

San Diego Offers Virtual Inspection of Building Projects During Pandemic-Times of San Diego. San Diego is offering optional virtual inspections at residential and commercial properties to limit the spread of coronavirus and speed construction. Customers may now request a virtual inspection by completing a form on the department’s website.

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