The Minnesota State Building Trades Council has compiled the following resources related to the Coronavirus and COVID-19. We will provide updates here as information becomes available.
Minnesota Construction Industry Guidance
- Contractor COVID-19 Preparedness Plans. Construction contractors must develop and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.
- Unemployment Benefits Guidance.
- Up to 52 weeks of Unemployment Insurance available. Building Trades members who are unemployed should continue to apply for Unemployment Benefits regardless of the number of weeks they have already received benefits. Based on special state and federal unemployment extensions, we do not anticipate that members will “run out” of benefits before late December. Learn More
- Building Trades Resources.
- Updated 9/25/20! COVID-19 Benefits Guide for Building Trades Members. COVID-19 Benefits Chart for Building Trades Members
State of Minnesota
- State COVID Dashboards. State of Minnesota COVID-19 Website
- Labor & Industry. Department of Labor and Industry COVID-19 Guidance
- Training and Apprenticeship Guidance. Apprenticeship Minnesota Guidance, Training and Testing Guidance
- DEED Unemployment. Minnesota Unemployment Insurance, DEED
- Updated! Department of Health.
For Building Trades Union Members
- COVID-19 Benefits Chart for Building Trades Members
- FAQs Frequently Asked Questions for Building Trades Members
- If you are Sick.
- Worker Protections
- CDC Guidance. What Construction Workers Need to Know about COVID-19
- Federal Leave Resources.
Minnesota Building Trades Statements
- 3.30.20 Letter to Building Trades Union Members
- 3.25.20 Minnesota Construction Industry Statement Regarding Stay at Home Executive Order
- 3.25.20 Minnesota State Building Trades Statement on Stay at Home Executive Order
- 3.21.20 Minnesota Building Trades Letter on Essential Services
- 3.20.20 Building Jobs Coalition COVID-19 Statement
- 3.17.20 Minnesota Construction Industry Statement Regarding Jobsite Safety and COVID-19
- 3.16.20 Minnesota Building Trades COVID 19 Statement
National Coronavirus Resources
US. Department of Labor
- U.S. DOL Coronavirus Resources
- U.S. DOL FMLA Q & A
- U.S DOL OSHA COVID-19 Resources
- OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
- OSHA Standards related to COVID-19
- Mandatory Posters. Starting April 1, all employers must post the Families First Coronavirus Notice. Mandatory Poster here. FAQs about posting here.
- OSHA Guidance. COVID-19 Control and Prevention for Construction Work
Construction Industry COVID-19 Resources. CPWR COVID-19 Clearinghouse
Discrimination. Guidance on Workplace Screening – EEOC
Critical Infrastructure. U.S. Guidance on Essential Infrastructure Workforce – U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
*Page last updated 10/14/2020