FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2020
CONSTRUCTION FIRMS TO HOLD NATIONWIDE CORONAVIRUS SAFETY STAND DOWN ON THURSDAY, APRIL 9th TO PROTECT WORKERS & PUBLIC
On Thursday, April 9th, hundreds of construction firms from across the country will stop work and hold coronavirus-focused safety stand downs as part of a nationwide safety campaign organized by the Associated General Contractors of America. During the stand downs, crews will stop work, break into small, socially-distanced groups, and reinforce the new safety procedures and practices that all construction workers must follow to protect themselves and the public from the spread of the coronavirus.
The primary objective of the safety stand downs is to protect workers and the public amid the COVID-19 outbreak. However, several of the participating firms have agreed to allow media to attend and cover the safety stand downs. Here is an initial list of projects that will allow media to cover, along with contact information for each site. We will update this list as more firms sign up for the stand downs. Media interested in attending should coordinate with the appropriate project contacts to learn when the stand downs will take place, how to access the site, and what safety procedures to follow while at the project.
WHO: Construction Workers at Hundreds of Projects Across the Country
WHAT: Nationwide Safety Stand Down to Protect Workers and the Public from the Spread of Coronavirus
WHEN: Thursday, April 9th
Times will vary by project. Please coordinate with project contacts.
WHERE: List of projects allowing media to attend and cover.
Local Project Contacts: Here