COVID-19

COVID-19

BIA-LAV’S COVID-19 Response Resources

During this challenging time, our thoughts are with you, your families, and your employees. We hope you are all remaining safe and healthy. In an effort to address the threats of COVID-19 to our industry, we have created this page as a resource to our members.

Below you will find information and tools to help you keep track of the ever changing policies and issues affecting homebuilding. If you need anything that’s not addressed on this page or on our website, please e-mail us here.

STATE & CITY-BY-CITY COVID-19 POLICIES

Our BIA advocacy teams are working with State, regional and local elected officials across the State and Southern California to help ensure exemptions for homebuilding and associated businesses.

 

Read the full BIASC Regional document here.
Read BIA-LAV’s Updated State & local version here.

ADVOCACY CORRESPONDENCE

BIA-LAV worked closely with the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, and all of our local governments to ensure that all the “Safer at Home” Orders considered critical and safe housing infrastructure needs.

City of Los Angeles: 

Letter from BIA-LAV
Executive Order

Los Angeles County: 

Letter from BIA-LAV
Public Health Order

Ventura County: 

Letter from BIA-LAV

California:

Executive Order

IMPORTANT LINKS

For the most reliable and updated facts about COVID-19 visit the following websites for more information.

United States:
Health Information

California:
Policy Information
Health Information

Los Angeles County: 
Policy Information
Health Information
Los Angeles County Public Health

Ventura County: 
Policy & Health Information

City of Los Angeles: 
Policy Information
Health Information
LA City Resources

JOBSITE SAFETY INFORMATION

We want to remind our members to diligently practice COVID-19 safety protocols for the health of yourselves, our industry and our entire region. Housing is essential to our residents and our economy, please do your part so it remains that way.

 

RESOURCES:

  • View Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti’s cautionary message, here.
  • Read the California Building Industry Association’s (CBIA) “Infectious Disease Jobsite Safety Protocol” document here.
  • Read the U.S. Dept. of Labor and California OSHA COVID-19 Safety Protocol here.

MOBILE ADVOCACY

We are learning that some cities are considering shutting down services essential to our industry in disregard of the Governor’s recent Executive Order. This order includes housing construction as an essential service exempt from the Sate’s “Stay-at-Home” restrictions.  Our goal is to work with every city and help them as much as we can.

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Click HERE to signup! When you get an email from our Member Mobile Advocacy Team asking for support, click “Yes” and forward it on to everyone. 

If you have information on a specific city or any concerns, please contact our Rapid Response Team at: mmarroquin@biasc.org or kwillette@biasc.org

OFFICE ADJUSTMENT

BIASC offices will be closed to the general public and all in person meetings will be cancelled for the next two weeks until 3/31/20. We  will update our policies based on new State directives.

Our staff will continue to maintain a full work schedule, which will include a new online video conferencing system for all members to utilize as needed.

 

Read BIASC’s updated work policy letter here.
Reach BIA-LAV’s Staff here.

DONATE

In conjunction with HomeAid LA, BIA members are collecting donations for masks, latex gloves and eye protection. You can drop off these items at the locations below:

  • Reliable Wholesale Lumber Inc, 7600 Redondo Cir., Huntington Beach, CA 92648. (Mon. – Fri. 8 AM – 5PM)
  • Concord Communities (Lennar Job Site), 26407 Braham Court, Santa Clarita, CA 91350. (Mon. – Fri. 8 AM – 5PM)

View the flyer here.

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