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NAPA Response to COVID-19

NAPA recognizes the impact the COVID-19 coronavirus may be having on your business, employees, and families. We know the safety and health of your employees is your priority. During these challenging times, NAPA strives to serve as a trusted resource for your company and employees and provide the following information and resources.


Quick Links

Health & Safety  Our Health & Safety page provides important information about coronavirus symptoms and steps employers can take to educate themselves and their employees to help prevent the spread of the disease.

Legislative Updates  Our legislative page includes the latest developments on the Hill, including coronavirus bills and disaster assistance for small businesses.

Business Impacts and Continuity Visit this section to see resources assembled for you and your business.


News & Announcements


April 2, 2020 

Farm Bureau, ATA Call for Gas Tax Increase
In a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, the American Farm Bureau Federation and American Trucking Associations (ATA) implored Congress to consider infrastructure investment in any phase four COVID-19 legislation. The letter recommends a gas tax increase, especially now that Americans are paying about 60 cents per gallon less for fuel today compared to one year ago. Click here to read more. 


April 1, 2020  

2020 TCC Fly-In Cancelled
Due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the TCC Fly-In Planning Committee has cancelled the 2020 Fly-In. Anyone who has already registered will be refunded their registration fee. The Grand Hyatt will automatically cancel room reservations. If you have any additional questions or are having trouble securing your refund, please contact Ashley Jackson, NAPA Senior Director of Government Affairs.



March 31, 2020 

Trump, Pelosi Mention Infrastructure for Next COVID-19 Supplemental
With Congress in recess, the White House and congressional Democrats are preparing for a possible fourth round of economic stimulus and supplemental spending. White House officials have compiled lists of requests from government agencies totaling roughly $600 billion, according to Bloomberg News. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters yesterday that Democrats are gathering information on what might be needed in another round of stimulus. She said she "would hope" that infrastructure can be part of the response. Click here to read more on NAPA's COVID-19 Legislative Update page.


Call to Action: Next Coronavirus Supplemental Should Include Transportation Investment
Call-to-Action-CoronaNAPA asks industry leaders to contact their U.S. senators and representatives to urge them to include a multi-year surface transportation investment package in the next round of coronavirus relief legislation. It's easy -- the letter is already written. You just have to enter your name, home address, and phone number. Click here to send your letter today.



March 30, 2020 

U.S. DOL Publishes More Guidance on the CARES Act
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published more guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it goes into effect on April 1, 2020.


CISA's Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Advisory List

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has developed, in collaboration with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and the private sector, an “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce” advisory list. This list is intended to help officials as they work to protect their communities, while ensuring continuity of public health and safety as well as economic and national security. CISA considers the maintenance and operation of essential highway infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and tunnels, essential critical infrastructure work.


Urge Your Governor to Declare Construction Essential 
As our local, state, and federal leaders work to mitigate economic impacts across the country, we need to let them know that the aggregate and construction industries must be designated as essential industries. We are crucial to ensuring vital public works projects continue, materials reach those who need them most, and vertical structures can be built to help those most impacted by COVID-19. Click here to send a letter to your governor today.


March 24, 2020  

NAPA President & CEO Letter to Members Regarding Coronavirus Response 

In her March 24 letter to NAPA member companies, Dr. Audrey Copeland, NAPA President & CEO, outlines the association's top three priorities related to the Coronavirus: workforce health & safety and preventing the spread of COVID-19, recognizing highway and road construction as an essential industry, and increased infrastructure investment.


Earlier News & Announcements


NAPA Advocates for the Industry Amid Pandemic

Since the pandemic outbreak, NAPA has signed on to the following letters in support of the industry:


COVID-19's Impact on Accreditation of Technicians, Laboratories
The AASHTO Accreditation Program will add 30 days to the deadlines of any open accreditation events, and proficiency samples are being extended 28 days. Questions regarding how this further impacts your laboratory's accreditation can be directed to AASHTO Accreditation Program Manager, Brian Johnson at bjohnson@aashtoresource.org or (240) 436-4820. All on-site laboratory assessments are suspended until further notice. Questions regarding your upcoming assessment can be directed to Laboratory Assessment Program Manager, Maria Knake at mknake@aashtoresource.org or (240) 436-4804. For more information, click here.


Click here for an archive of all previous COVID-19 News & Announcements.



NAPA Resources


NAPA Webinar on Coronavirus/COVID-19: Business & Workplace Implications
A must for business owners, HR managers, and health & safety professionals, NAPA’s 90 minute webinar, presented by labor and employment attorneys with Ogletree Deakins, focuses on a company’s operational labor and employment requirements during the pandemic. 


NAPA Webinar on 2020 Market Outlook for Asphalt Pavement

This webinar provides NAPA's views on the various drivers impacting demand for asphalt pavement in 2020 and beyond, covering such topics as Federal-aid Highway funding, Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants, state legislation and ballot initiative trends, and the pending reauthorizing of the FAST Act in Congress. Click here to download the webinar. 


Other NAPA Webinars As in-person training classes are being cancelled and social distancing is highly recommended due to the coronavirus pandemic, NAPA member employers may find archived NAPA webinars on paving best practices, EH&S issues, and many other topics helpful.


CrewSafety Work Zone Training CrewSafety’s online format allows contractors to provide their paving crews with work zone safety training in an online format.



Other Key Resources

Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington: Toolbox Talk

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): COVID-19 Overview

CDC: Workplace, School, Home Guidance

CDC: Keeping the Workplace Safe

CDC: Resources for Businesses and Employers

Department of Labor (DOL): Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus

DOL: OHSA Resources for Workers and Employers on COVID-19

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Toolkit

World Health Organization (WHO): Situation Reports

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Tracker: https://systems.jhu.edu/


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