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COVID-19 & AEC Update: July 6, 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 6th


Coronavirus updates: Seven-day average case total in the U.S. sets record for 27th straight day-Washington Post. Officials in states with surging coronavirus cases issued dire warnings and blamed outbreaks on early reopenings Sunday as the seven-day average for daily new cases in the United States reached a record high for the 27th straight day.

Soaring U.S. coronavirus cases, hospitalizations overshadow July 4 celebrations-Reuters. Rising coronavirus cases in 39 U.S. states cast a shadow over the nation’s Fourth of July celebrations as health experts worried that holiday parties will cause a further spike in infections that could overwhelm hospitals.



California Records Highest Daily Coronavirus Case Count of Any State-U.S. News & World Report. More than 11,700 new cases of the coronavirus were announced on Sunday, the highest single-day count of any state in the country. California has the second-highest number of cases in the U.S., with more than 264,680.


Florida topped 200,000 coronavirus cases as nation marked a different July 4th-CNN. The state surpassed 200,000 cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, following a weekend in which Florida also recorded its most cases in a single day. At least 40,000 cases have been reported by the Department of Health in the last four days.

New York

Cuomo Clears NYC to Enter Phase III Monday Without Indoor Dining-NBC New York. New York City is the last region ready to enter a new phase of the state’s reopening strategy but this time does so without a key component. Gov. Cuomo OK’d New York City to enter Phase III on Monday, but as he and Mayor Bill de Blasio previously announced, without the option of indoor dining.


Coronavirus: Texas mayors warn of ‘serious trouble’ as cases surge across US-The Guardian. Two prominent mayors warned that hospitals in their cities will be “overwhelmed” by cases of Covid-19 inside two weeks. “If we don’t get our hands around this virus quickly, in about two weeks our hospital system could be in serious, serious trouble,” Houston mayor Sylvester Turner said on Sunday.


Health Check-In Apps Seen as Key Way to Limit Viral Outbreaks on Jobsites-Engineering News-Record. Arriving at a job site during the COVID-19 pandemic is different than normal. Infrared temperature checks and updated PPE briefings are replacing familiar sign-in sheets and fast-moving turnstiles.

As people resume work, these 7 kinds of jobs are making the biggest return-ABC 7 Chicago. The construction industry is one of several that is seeing gains in jobs recently. The number of jobs increased by 464,000 in May, gaining back nearly half of what was lost in April. Construction activity is part of the first phase of reopening and many projects are resuming work.

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