The Colorado Association of Home Builders is actively representing our members and industry throughout the state's COVID-19 pandemic response to ensure that our industry is supporting this health care and public response, while also ensuring that our industry continues working to keep jobs and the economy moving forward. CAHB Website and Social Media: Through this pandemic, the CAHB will provide up-to-date industry information, alerts and community resources to help your businesses continue working as productively as possible. We will be doing that through the CAHB Blog on our website here and Facebook and Twitter. Please follow CAHB social media at facebook.com/COHomeBuilders and twitter.com/COHomeBuilders . PPE/Medical Supplies Donations: Last week, several HBAs called on our members and their partners to donate any excess personal-protection equipment (PPEs) for our hospitals and frontline medical providers working hard to defeat COVID-19. This equipment, specifically protective masks and eye protection, are commonly used in construction. The HBAs are setting up several donation locations. The Metro and Northern Colorado locations should be set up by tomorrow. These three locations will have containers in the parking lots in which you can drop off your PPE donations. If you would like to use the AGC of Colorado location, please contact Ted Leighty ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) before proceeding there. The AGC location has special instructions for dropping off supplies. After donating supplies, please let us know by tweeting us at @COHomeBuilders and use the hashtags: #doingmypartco and #HBAs4PPEs Metro Denver area:
Home Builders Association of Metro Denver, 9033 E Easter Place, Centennial 80112
AGC of Colorado, 1114 W. 7th Avenue, Denver 80204
HBA of Northern Colorado at 1907 N Boise Avenue, Loveland 80538
Colorado Springs area:
Alpine Lumber Company, 3370 Drennan Industrial Loop South, Colorado Springs 80910
BMC Building Materials, 870 Paonia Street, Colorado Springs 80915
Builders FirstSource, 2810 Capital Drive, Colorado Springs 80939
Foxworth Galbraith, 3131 N Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs 80907
Weyerhaeuser, 9574 Newport Plum Court, Colorado Springs 80920
David Weekley Homes, 7150 Campus Drive, Suite 114, Colorado Springs 80920
HBA Office, 4585 Hilton Parkway, Colorado Springs 80907
Other statewide areas:
Alpine Lumber has drop off sites at all locations statewide. Donations can be made at any Alpine Lumber locations Monday through Friday during business hours.
For any other part of the state, please fill out this online form: here. This will help the state understand which type of supplies are being donated and where they should be routed. In some instances, they may pick up directly from the company.
Salvation Army has drop off locations across Colorado as well. Please click here for a list of Salvation Army locations. A link to a PDF with locations is at the bottom of the blog post.
For large donations (26 or more cases) and any other part of the state not covered by the above location, please fill out this online form: here. This will help the state understand which type of supplies are being donated and where they should be routed. In some instances, they may pick up directly from the company.
Denver Issues "Stay-at-Home" Order: Yesterday, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock issued a stay-at-home order for the City and County of Denver. The public health order goes into effect at 5 o'clock today and runs through Friday, April 10. The Denver was updated late on Monday to fully clarify that construction and homebuilding can continue during this order as "Essential Services." Click here t o read the full order form Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. Gov. Polis Executive Orders (Construction designated as a "critical workplace"): CAHB is tracking all executive orders issued by Governor Polis and will summarize and communicate those to our members. On Sunday, Governor Polis issued a new order looking to further slow the spread of COVID-19. Sunday's Executive Order is not a strict "shelter in place" order like other states. The Governor said in his press conference that he must take action that will limit the spread of this disease, but that measures taken need to be sustainable. Click here to read Sunday's Executive Order. The Order is in effect from Tuesday, March 24, through Friday, April 10, unless amended. The Order does the following:
Directs all Colorado employers to reduce in-person work outside a private resident by at least 50%, with exceptions.
Directs employers to implement tele-work or other work-from-home capabilities to the greatest extent possible. If this is not possible, the Order encourages staggered work schedules to ensure that workers are keeping the appropriate distance away from one another.
Exceptions for certain workforces are included in this Order. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is tasked with carrying out this order and identifying emergency personnel and infrastructure necessary to ensure the continuity of critical healthcare, government functions, public safety, manufacturing, and supply chain operations, and authorized businesses exempt from this Executive Order.
The Order does not apply to an employer that can certify that employees are no closer than 6 feet apart during any part of their work hours.
The Order does not specify exempt workplaces, but the Governor's press release states that critical workplaces that are exempt include construction.