Member News

  • 03.26.20

    Advocacy News

    Tell Your Lawmakers to Ensure Plumbing and HVAC Professionals Are Classified as Essential Infrastructure Workforce

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued guidance outlining essential workers that should be exempt from any quarantine orders issued by state or local governments requiring citizens to stay at home.

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  • 03.26.20

    Advocacy News

    Congress Passes COVID-19 Legislation, Senate Passes “Phase 3”

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has passed two bills providing financial aid and is currently debating a third bill that will provide significant economic stimulus (subsequently known as “Phase 1,” “Phase 2,” and “Phase 3”). 

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  • 03.26.20

    Advocacy News

    The Science of COVID-19

    It seems that today it’s Coronavirus all day, every day, and that has been particularly true at PHCC. Just to add some fact to the issue, here are some science elements from a DHS Master Question List, plus others to consider.

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  • 03.26.20

    Advocacy News

    COVID-19 Essential Services Documentation

    PHCC—National Association has filed a request with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to clarify its definition for workers that would be classified as providing essential services. DHS has issued a Memorandum that contains the following language pertaining to residential services in the Public Works section.

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  • 03.20.20

    White House Identifies Plumbers as ‘Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers’ in Guidance for Response to COVID-19

    The President and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have issued a Coronavirus Guidance for America identifying plumbers and other tradespeople as “essential critical infrastructure workers” as our nation responds to the threat of COVID-19.

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  • 03.19.20

    Potential Business Closures: What to Consider

    COVID-19: Six months ago, those words meant nearly nothing to the average person, but today it would be hard for anyone in the U.S. to not know what the virus is. The ever-evolving response to Coronavirus has had different effects across the country; unfortunately, some contractors are already faced with shutting down their operations because of “shelter-in-place” orders, as well as other directives and situations in their areas.

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  • 03.19.20

    Advocacy News

    2020 PHCC Legislative Conference Canceled

    PHCC leadership and staff, including the Board of Directors and the Government Relations Committee, have been monitoring the situation around the country regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 03.19.20

    Coronavirus Business Practice Considerations

    To help you during this trying time, your QSC Business Coaches have put together some best practice suggestions for your consideration.

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  • 03.19.20

    Managing Your Business Through COVID-19

    For more than 135 years, PHCC’s commitment has been to fulfill our organization’s proud mission to protect public health, safety and the environment. This enduring value guides us as we face the difficult challenge of responding to COVID-19. Like you, we’re navigating uncharted territory ... but we remain laser focused on implementing procedures that will protect our employees and volunteer leaders and providing resources that will support you, our valued members.

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  • 03.18.20

    COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

    PHCC—National Association has received numerous inquiries related to the current health crisis in America. While no one knows every detail related to this novel virus, the following are some suggested actions a contractor could use in their business. If in doubt, the local health authority would be a good resource to verify a business’s procedures.

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