In March, during the chaos of the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people thought this would all be over within a few months, by end of the summer at the latest, when higher temps could potentially even help kill the virus.
But at the height of summer, it’s clear neither hope came to pass. Case counts and deaths continue to rise nationally. About half the states are in some stage of reopening, while the others are on pause or reversing course. Hard hit places like California, Texas and Florida are grappling with surging infection rates, which are now overwhelming some health systems.
For construction, which was deemed essential in many segments even as the crisis worsened, another challenge is becoming clear: How to prepare for, and protect workers from, a longer crisis than anyone anticipated.
Construction Dive wants to know how our readers are planning to combat COVID-19 over the long haul, especially in light of inconsistent and sometimes conflicting protocols in different states and regions. Answer our quick survey and have your voice heard. The results of this week's survey will be published next week.