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.
- Free Covid Tests
- CDC’s Face Mask Order no longer in effect
- CPWR’s COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs for the Construction Industry
- US Department of Labor OSHA Coronavirus Resources
- State of Minnesota guidance on Vaccinations for Contractors – Updated August 23, 2021
- State COVID-19 Universal Guidance for All Businesses – Updated August 11, 2021
- COVID-19 Preparedness Plan template and instructions. Construction contractors must develop and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan and follow MDH and CDC Guidance.
- CDC Guidance on COVID – 19
- Construction Industry Preparedness Plan Guidance (MnDLI)
- COVID-19 Recommendations for Critical Infrastructure Businesses and Industries
- Vaccine Information.
- The state has announced community test to treat sites – Brooklyn Park, Duluth and Moorhead.
- The state has announced community vaccination sites throughout Minnesota. Click here to find a vaccination site near you and sign up for an appointment.
- The state has announced a COVID -19 Vaccine Connector that is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine. After you fill out a simple form, the Vaccine Connector will: alert you when you are eligible to receive a vaccine; connect you to resources to schedule a vaccine appointment and notify you if there are vaccine opportunities in your area.
- American Rescue Plan Act. The plan provides that the first $10,200 for unemployment benefits for taxpayers earning under $150,000 will not be taxed at the federal level.
- Building Trades members who are unemployed should continue to apply for Unemployment Benefits regardless of the number of weeks they have already received benefits. Contact your Local Union if you are concerned about your Unemployment Benefits. Learn More
Minnesota Construction Industry Guidance
- The state has announced that every Minnesota age 5 and over is eligible for a COVID -19 vaccine.
- Building Trades Resources.
State of Minnesota
- State of Minnesota COVID 19 Testing Sites
- State of Minnesota COVID-19 Website
- Labor & Industry. Department of Labor and Industry COVID-19 Guidance
- DEED Unemployment. Minnesota Unemployment Insurance, DEED
- Department of Health.
For Building Trades Union Members
- 1.10.21 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
CDC Definition of “Close Contact” As of October 21, 2020, someone is considered to have had close contact if they were within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. A person who has had close contact with a suspected or confirmed infected person should self-quarantine for 14 days from their last exposure.
- Minnesota Critical Industry Information
- Executive Order 20-20 Minnesota Stay At Home Executive Order
- Executive Order 20-48 Minnesota State at Home Executive Order
- Executive Order 20-54 Protecting Workers from Unsafe Working Conditions and Retaliation During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
- Executive Order 20-81 Requiring Minnesotans to Wear a Face Covering in Certain Settings to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
*Page last updated 06/14/2022