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COVID-19 Update & AEC Update: June 30, 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.

June 30th


The US has 4% of the world’s population but 25% of its coronavirus cases-The Mercury News. The United States’ current status? The globe’s leader in coronavirus cases. More than 125,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the US, and more than 2.5 million Americans have been infected.

Many states hit pause on reopening but experts say the spread of coronavirus is now hard to control-CNN. At least 16 states have paused or rolled back their reopening plans in response to a surge in new coronavirus infections, but some health officials say the spread of the virus will still be difficult to control.



Arizona reports incomplete number of new COVID-19 cases on Monday as hospitalizations rise-AZ Central. Hospitalizations and patients in the ICU continued to rise, according to statistics released on Monday by the Arizona Department of Health Services. However, a delay in the reporting of a lab left it unclear how many new cases the state will report.


Newsom adds Bay Area county to California COVID-19 watch list, explains why he ordered bars to close in 8 counties-ABC 7 News. COVID-19 hospitalizations in California have increased by 43% over the last two weeks, according to Gov. Newsom. The positivity rate has also gone up to 5.9% over the past seven days, an increase from 4.4% just a couple weeks ago.

New York

Cuomo Says He May Slow NYC Reopening in Phase III; NJ Postpones Indoor Dining Indefinitely-NBC New York. Gov. Cuomo said he’s considering tweaking the Phase III reopening process for NYC, especially as it relates to indoor dining; the city will transition to that next step in exactly one week, on July 6. New Jersey had been scheduled to start indoor dining on Thursday, but Gov. Murphy said he had postponed that step indefinitely.


These Central Texas cities and counties require face masks as the state sees uptick in coronavirus cases-KVUE. As the state of Texas sees a rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, cities and counties in Central Texas are issuing face mask requirements. Here’s a breakdown of the cities and counties in the Central Texas area that are mandating residents to wear face masks.


COVID-19 health screenings raise privacy considerations for contractors-Construction Dive. Moratoriums on nonessential construction have been lifted across the country, and contractors are getting back to work with new protocols and provisions in place. One step companies have taken is to screen employees, subcontractors and visitors before they set foot on the jobsite for potential coronavirus-related symptoms.

Construction Industry Outlook—Post-Covid Legal Trends-Bloomberg Law. COVID-19 has necessitated a rethinking of safety, supply chain, and technology in the construction industry. Attorneys look at five trends in construction projects in the wake of Covid-19, with suggestions for how attorneys can approach these developments.

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