COVID-19 Updates

December 16, 2020 

From the PNPCA Safety Committee: Confirmed and suspected cases of reinfection of the virus that causes COVID-19
Cases of reinfection of COVID-19 have been reported but are rare. In general, reinfection means a person was infected (got sick) once, recovered, and then later became infected again. Based on what we know from similar viruses, some reinfections are expected.

For Anyone Who Has Been Around a Person with COVID-19
However, anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and who meets the following criteria does NOT need to stay home.

  • Has COVID-19 illness within the previous 3 months and
  • Has recovered and
  • Remains without COVID-19 symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath)

December 7, 2020

Washington state adopting CDC’s new quarantine guidelines

October 23, 2020

What is the difference between isolation and quarantine as we head into the regular cold and flu season?

COVID Update

What to do if you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19

What to do if you were potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19

COVID-19 From exposure to feeling better

How quarantine can change or be different


June 1, 2020

  • Final COVID-19 Survey Available Now! Have you been wondering how your company is faring compared to others in your area and across the country? Want to see how the economic impact is changing the behavior of your peers? Industry Insights, the company that conducts NPCA’s Benchmarking Survey, has launched its final survey in its COVID-19 series, and all NPCA Members are encouraged to participate. You did not have to participate in the previous surveys in order to complete this one, and there is no cost to participate. The deadline to participate is 11:59 ET on Sunday, June 7.
    You may access the survey here.

  • Additional Information on Paycheck Protection Program - The U.S. Treasury Department has several new documents and guidances available regarding the Paycheck Protection Program.
  • OSHA Issues Guidance to Help Construction Workers - OSHA recently launched a web page with coronavirus-related guidance for construction employers and workers. The guidance includes actions and recommendations to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus. Donate critical PPE, such as N95 masks, to the medical and healthcare industry at Find the MasksAlready made a donation? Let us know.

May 15, 2020

Shope Concrete Products  has put together a job site COVID-19 Phase 1 Safety Plan guidelines sheet to work in addition to their existing Accident Prevention Plan. They have also created a COVID-19 Job site Safety Plan Location Form for offsite work.

April 30, 2020

Wilbert Precast, Inc. is doing a brief safety orientation on their Infectious Disease Prevention Program with returning employees and what their part is to help keep everyone healthy while returning back to work. They also have implemented a Delivery Driver Procedure and a document to share with visitors who are entering their building.

April 6, 2020

The Cares Act is up and running. Here are some resources we are tracking:

March 24, 2020

March 23, 2020

Washington Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers


Sector Profile - The Critical Manufacturing Sector identifies several industries to serve as the core of the sector: Primary Metals Manufacturing, Machinery Manufacturing, Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Products made by these manufacturing industries are essential to many other critical infrastructure sectors.
Essential Workforce - Workers necessary for the manufacturing of materials and products needed for medical supply chains, transportation, energy, communications, food and agriculture, chemical manufacturing, nuclear facilities, the operation of dams, water and wastewater treatment, emergency services, and the defense industrial base.

March 20, 2020

  • Washington ESD FAQ
  • Washington ESD Layoff Assistance FAQ
  • ESD - The Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) can provide support in the form of unemployment benefits. For employers that want to keep from losing highly-trained employees, these unemployment benefits can be received through, or while covered by, Shared Work, Partial Unemployment and Standby (which allow certain workers to collect unemployment while remaining with their employers and not actively seeking other jobs) &  Paid Family and Medical Leave program can provide paid leave benefits for Washington workers who need to take time off from work due to a serious health condition or to care for a family member with a serious health condition. Certification by a healthcare provider is required for applications for Paid Family and Medical Leave due to a serious health condition & If COVID-19 disrupts a Washington business and causes a mass layoff or closure, ESD and its local workforce development board partners can respond with Rapid Response services and funding to help impacted workers get connected to unemployment benefits and re-employment services, including re-training, worker support services, and referrals to other social services
  • L&I – Current Paid Sick Leave & Coronavirus Common (Questions & Answers) (Scenarios & Benefits Available)
  • L&I – Current Workers Comp Premiums 90 day same as cash
  • IRS Tax Relief info page Deferring