FAQ/COVID-19 Resources

Is the BIA office currently open?

Our office is currently closed. Our staff is working remotely. We will have limited staff in office starting Monday, May 18th. 

How long will the BIA office be closed?

We are planning to re-open with limitations on May 18th, 2020. We will keep you updated on office closures or if anything changes.

Am I able to contact any staff members during the office closure?

All of our staff is working remotely, and we are able to be contacted at any time. Below is a list of our staff contact list.

Natalie Allison: natalie@bialouisville.com
Jan Andrews: jan@bialouisville.com
Rachael Armstrong:  rachael@bialouisville.com
Rachel Colangelo: rachel@bialouisville.com
Katie Haller:  katie@bialouisville.com
 
Am I able to attend my education classes that are located at the BIA office?
 
All of our classes and in-person meetings scheduled through May 18th, 2020 are postponed or virtually until further notice. We will keep everyone updated with an updated schedule.
 
Are any events or classes cancelled?
 
Below is a list of postponed/cancelled events.
 

BIA Scheduled Events:

  • May Member Networking Event U of L Baseball Game – Cancelled

  • Jeptha Creed Member/Guest Mixer – Postponed

  • BICF Day of Service – Rescheduled | April 2021

  • BIA Day at the Downs – Rescheduled | New Date, Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  • Tour of New Homes – Cancelled

Please note, we are working on virtual solutions for our classes and meetings.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON PORTALETS

Toilets | Porto-lets on Jobsites
 
Per OSHA regulation (29 CFR. 1926.51(c)(1)) toilets at construction jobsites must be provided (e.g., readily accessible and available) for employees according to the following table:
 
Table D-1
 
Number of employees          Minimum number of facilities
          
20 or less . . . .                      1
 
20 or more . . . .                    1 toilet seat and 1 urinal per 40 workers.
 
200 or more . . . .                  1 toilet seat and 1 urinal per 50 workers.
 
The purpose of this standard is to ensure that employees will not suffer the adverse health effects that can result if toilets are not available when needed. In addition, toilets that are unsanitary are unusable and therefore are not considered available.
 
Evictions within the Commonwealth are Suspended | March 25, 2020 Executive Order

5. Evictions Suspended. Pursuant to the authority vested in me by KRS Chapter 39A, evictions within the Commonwealth are suspended, and all state, county, and local law enforcement officers in the Commonwealth are directed to cease enforcement of orders of eviction for residential premises for the duration of the State of Emergency under Executive Order 2020-215. No provision contained within this Order shall be construed as relieving any individual of the obligation to pay rent, to make mortgage payments, or to comply with any other obligation that an individual may have under tenancy or mortgage. 

Employer Resources | Family First Response Act
 
All employers are encouraged to review the new regulations found in H.R. 6201 The Family First Response Act Click on the link below to download the pdf: 
 
 
From NAHB: Construction Industry Safety Coalition Recommendations 
 
 
Watch Governor Beasher’s Daily COVID-19 Live Updates and Past Updates
 
Facebook Live from the Governor’s Facbook page: https://www.facebook.com/GovAndyBeshear/
 
Watch Mayor Greg Fischer’s Daily COVID-19 Live Updates and Past Updates
 
Facebook Live from the Mayor’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MayorGregFischer/
 
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
 
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.
 
Click here for details.
 
Small Business Loan Information
 
An applicant will not be required to repay this advance if it is used for these purposes, even if they are subsequently denied a loan under the EIDL program.
Contact your local bank to discuss your application. Qualified businesses can also apply online at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/. For application assistance, please contact an SBA customer service representative at 1-800-659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.
 

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