FAQ/COVID-19 Resources

Is the BIA office currently open?

Our office is currently closed. Our staff is working remotely.

How long will the BIA office be closed?

We are going to be closed until at least Friday, April 3rd. We will keep you updated on office closures.

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 1st, 2020 are postponed 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 Committee Meetings:
  • Land Development | April 8th – Cancelled
  • Membership Committee | April 7th | 11:00 am – Zoom Meeting
  • New Member Orientation | April 7th – Cancelled
BIA Scheduled Events:
  • May Member Networking Event U of L Baseball Game – Cancelled
  • Jeptha Creed Member/Guest Mixer – Postponed
  • BICF Day of Service – Postponed
  • BIA Day at the Downs – Postponed | New Date, Wednesday, September 2, 2020
  • Tour of New Homes – Cancelled
Please note, we are working on virtual solutions for our classes and meetings.
BIA Education Classes:
All BIA Education Classes scheduled through May 1, 2020 are Postponed until further notice. Please continue to check our website for more information.

Additional resources for anyone who has questions about COVID-19:

COVID-19 Hotline: (800) 722-5725

Kentucky Department for Public Health: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/Pages/covid19.aspx

Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness: https://louisvilleky.gov/news/what-you-need-know-about-coronavirus

Guidance for Businesses and Employers who plan to respond to COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html

To view the CDC’s interim guidelines for dealing with COVID-19, click here.

To view a sample letter that can be edited and distributed to your employees and subcontractors click here.
For printable signage in Spanish and in English that prohibits sick people from entering the site, click here.
If your subcontractors or employees are concerned about being pulled over by law enforcement you can click here for a template of a Kentucky letter or click here for a template of an Indiana letter.
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: 
Barnes & Thornburg is offering a webinar tomorrow on this subject, Friday, March 27, 2020 at 10 am (Eastern).
Click on the link below:
Online Webinar – previously filmed by Fisher Phillips “Families First Covid-19 Act: What Employers Need to Know” Click on the link below:
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/
Kentucky Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Coronavirus Relief Effort | Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk for Signature
The Kentucky legislature approved Senate Bill 150 unanimously yesterday after holding a joint conference committee to add more provisions into the bill.
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.
Who is Essential Anyway?
Governor Beshear’s Executive Order | March 25, 2020
Non-life-sustaining business | Read the entire order here
1. Only Life-Sustaining Businesses May Remain Open after March 26, . All businesses that are not life-sustaining shall cease operations effective Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 8:00 p.m., except as needed to conduct Minimum Basic Operations, as defined in this Order. For the purposes of this Order, Life-Sustaining Businesses are all businesses that allow Kentuckians to remain Healthy at Home, including:
1.   Critical sectors identified by the Department of Homeland Security
  • This includes health care, water, public services and critical facilities. A full list of infrastructure sectors can be found here.
2.   In-person retail businesses that provide life-sustaining goods**
  • Grocery stores
  • Hardware stores or businesses that sell plumbing, heating or electrical material
  • Medical product or first-responder supply stores
  • Agricultural supply and equipment stores
3.   Food, beverage or agriculture manufacturing, production or processing facilities
  • Any farming, livestock, fishing, baking or other agriculture businesses
  • Businesses that provide food, shelter or other necessities for animals
4.   Nonprofit organizations that provide charitable or social services
  • Food banks providing services to those who need help
  • Homeless outreach organizations
5.   Media
  • Newspapers, TV, radio or other media
6.   Gas stations and any businesses needed for transportation
  • All gas stations and connected convenience stores
  • Automobile, motorcycle, boat or bicycle repair shops
  • Farm and construction equipment shops
7.   Financial services
  • Banks and credit unions
  • Loan companies or brokers
  • Any agents, advisers or issuers
  • Appraisers or pawnbrokers
8.   Housing, buildings and construction businesses***
  • Plumbers, electricians, HVAC or exterminators
  • Cleaning and janitorial staff
  • Security staff
  • Painting, landscaping, or moving staff
9.   Mail, shipping or delivery services
  • Post offices
  • Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, beverages or goods through commercial channel
10. Laundry services
  • Laundromats
  • Dry cleaners
11. Restaurants providing carry-out, drive-thru or delivery
  • Any restaurants that do not allow in-person consumption
12. Businesses selling or manufacturing supplies to life-sustaining businesses
  • IT, computer, audio or video electronic businesses
  • Personal hygiene businesses
  • Firearm and ammunition suppliers
  • Hardware, paint, flat glass businesses
13. Any means of transportation
  • Airlines
  • Taxis
  • Rental services
  • Public, private or commercial transportation
14. Home-based care centers for adults, seniors or children with disabilities
15. Professional services that should only use in-person interaction when telecommunication is impossible
  • Legal services
  • Accounting
  • Insurance and real estate services
16. Manufacture, distribution or supply chains for critical industries
  • Waste pickup and disposal
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Health care
  • Chemicals and sanitation
  • Steel or petroleum
  • Mining or mineral extraction
  • National defense
17. Critical labor unions
18. Hotels and motels
  • Any hotels/motels lodging and providing carry-out or delivery food services
19. Funeral services
  • Adhering to restrictions on mass gatherings and use social distancing guidelines
20. Lawful sales of firearms and ammunition
Templates and Links
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Covid-19 Basic Infection Prevention Measures:
  • NAHB Jobsite Poster: Here
Essential Business Letters – Covid-19:
  • Kentucky Essential Editable Business Letter: Here
  • Indiana Essential Editable Business Letter: Here
New Construction During Covid-19 Signage
  • Poster to be put into home during New Construction Side by Side English Spanish: Here