Resources

COVID-19 Resources for NBMDA Members

The circumstances surrounding the coronavirus are continuing to develop each day, and with the rapid-fire nature of the modern media, you may be unsure of the next steps you should take. The health and safety of our members is a priority for NBMDA.

Please use the following resources from our partners to help you understand and prepare:

COVID-19 Impact & Implementation Survey


In collaboration with research partner, Industry Insights, the COVID-19 Impact & Implementation Executive Summary is now available. More than 2,500 respondents from 25 sectors and professions participated in the survey. The information collected is designed to help assess the perceptions, impact and action plans related to COVID-19.

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Impact Research


COVID-19 Impact & Implementation Survey (Part III) - May 7, 2020

In collaboration with research partner, Industry Insights, the COVID-19 Impact & Implementation Executive Summary (Part III) is now available. More than 900 respondents from 28 sectors and professions participated in the survey. The information collected is designed to help assess the perceptions, impact and action plans related to COVID-19.

MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: 5 Trends Emerging from the Industry Response to COVID-19 – April 24, 2020

Distributors and manufacturers prep to ride out coronavirus downturn.

COVID-19 Impact & Implementation Survey (Part II) - April 9, 2020

In collaboration with research partner, Industry Insights, the COVID-19 Impact & Implementation Executive Summary (Part II) is now available. More than 1,500 respondents from 30 sectors and professions participated in the survey. The information collected is designed to help assess the perceptions, impact and action plans related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Impact & Implementation Survey (Part I) - March 18, 2020

In collaboration with research partner, Industry Insights, the COVID-19 Impact & Implementation Executive Summary (Part I) is now available. More than 2,500 respondents from 25 sectors and professions participated in the survey. The information collected is designed to help assess the perceptions, impact and action plans related to COVID-19.

Government Relations


OSHA’s Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs – Update 8/27/20

August 31, 2020

This document includes listings of COVID-19 resources on workplace safety and health and related topics.

Employee Payroll Tax Deferral Executive Order – August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020

FMCSA Extends Hours of Service Rules – July 14, 2020

July 15, 2020

Latest on the Paycheck Protection Program – July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020

Latest on Economic Recovery and Re-Opening the Workplace – July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020

Latest on Paycheck Protection Program – June 11, 2020

June 12, 2020

Latest on the Main Street Lending Program – June 11, 2020

June 12, 2020

Latest on the Main Street Lending Program – June 9, 2020

June 9, 2020

Latest on Economic Recovery and Re-opening the Workplace – June 8, 2020

June 9, 2020

Latest on the Fed’s Lending Programs – June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020

Latest on Re-Opening the Economy – June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020

Resources for Employers – May 18, 2020

May 19, 2020

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM LOANS – FAQs – April 29, 2020

May 4, 2020

Please note the following IRS guidance on PPP loans which clarifies that no deduction is allowed under the Internal Revenue Code for an expense that is otherwise deductible if the payment of the expense results in forgiveness of the PPP loan. The IRS also issued an updated FAQ on the Paycheck Protection Program.

Latest on Employee Retention Tax Credit - April 30, 2020

May 1, 2020

Latest on the Paycheck Protection Program - April 30, 2020

May 1, 2020

NAW Update: Bloomberg Law Gives Insight on How to Minimize Risk While Conducting Temperature Screening – April 29, 2020

April 30, 2020

NAW Update: U.S. Department of Labor Issues COVID-19 Relief and Guidance for Employee Benefit Plans – April 29, 2020

April 30, 2020

Latest on Re-Opening the Economy – April 24, 2020

April 27, 2020

Opening the Doors: Return-to-Workplace Considerations During COVID-19 – April 21, 2020

April 22, 2020

NAW Update: U.S. Department of Labor Ends Temporary Non-Enforcement of Paid Leave Protections to Help American Workers During Coronavirus Pandemic – April 20, 2020

April 22, 2020

Alert: U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – April 17, 2020

April 19, 2020

IRS Issues Instructions for Tapping Business Tax Breaks Via Fax – April 17, 2020

April 19, 2020

NAW Update on Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Emergency Declaration – April 14, 2020

April 16, 2020

NAW Update on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – April 10, 2020

April 13, 2020

NAW Update: Federal Reserve Announces Launch of the “Main Street Lending Program” – April 10, 2020

April 13, 2020

NAW Update: New Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program Loans

April 8, 2020

Update on Small Business Paycheck Protection Program

April 4, 2020

PPP is a loan program for employers with fewer than 500 employees. The loans can be provided by any SBA-approved lender and are forgivable to the borrower to the extent that the company retains payroll. The maximum loan is 2.5-times the employers’ average salary, up to a maximum of $10 million, for a term not to exceed 10 years.

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NAW Update: DOL Issues New Guidance on Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Implementation - March 26, 2020

April 3, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor announced more guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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Treasury and IRS Release Guidance to Help Small and Midsize Businesses Navigate Paid Sick and Family Leave Tax Credits

April 2, 2020

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service are offering small and mid-size employers more information on refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing their employees paid sick and family leave wages related to COVID-19.

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CARES Act – InfoGraphic

April 1, 2020

The CARES Act tasks the Small Business Administration with overseeing the distribution of millions of dollars in loans and grants to help small businesses survive the pandemic. It also provides additional funding for SBA’s Resource Partners to provide advice and training to help small businesses respond to the unprecedented challenges in communities throughout the country.

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NAW Update: Business Tax Relief – March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

Business Tax Relief under the CARES Act: The IRS has posted useful information on its website about the various tax components of the CARES Act (https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus) and the Senate Finance Committee has released a helpful FAQ document specifically on the Employee Retention Tax Credit

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NAW Update: SBA Loans

March 31, 2020

The Small Business Administration and Department of Treasury have just released a joint statement that they “have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small businesses with the capital they need.”

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NAW Update: Implementation of the CARES Act

March 30, 2020

Now that the CARES Act has been signed into law, our focus has turned to implementation of the law and, for our purposes, access to the business-focused provisions. There are four sections of the law that are most relevant: (1) the small business loan and grant programs, (2) Economic Stabilization Act (the “sustainability” fund) to provide access to loans to companies with more than 500 employees, (3) the business tax provisions, and (4) the family medical and sick leave mandates.

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NAW Update: Guidance on Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under FFCRA

March 30, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced more guidance to provide information to workers and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.

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Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response

March 30, 2020

This updated guidance reaffirms that wholesaler-distributor personnel as essential by continuing to list: “Employees of firms providing services that enable logistics operations, including cooling, storing, packaging, and distributing products for wholesale or retail sale or use.”

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COVID-19 Relief Bill Summary

March 27, 2020

The CARES Act passed late last night by the U.S. Senate creates a $2 trillion relief package that will help shore up the U.S. economy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill builds upon the Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed recently and contains a number measures aimed at helping a wide range of sectors, especially smaller businesses and unemployed individuals.

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U.S. Department Of Labor Announces Additional Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 27, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced more guidance to provide information to workers and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.

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National Governors Association’s State/Territorial Resource Pages

March 27, 2020

The National Governors Association has compiled a repository of the most current state actions on COVID-19.

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U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

March 26, 2020

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020. FFCRA will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by giving all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. The guidance – provided in a Fact Sheet for Employees, a Fact Sheet for Employers and a Questions and Answers document – addresses critical questions, such as how an employer must count the number of their employees to determine coverage; how small businesses can obtain an exemption; how to count hours for part-time employees; and how to calculate the wages employees are entitled to under this law. WHD provides additional information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act at: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic. For more information about the laws enforced by the WHD, call 866-4US-WAGE, or visit: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd.

NAW sends letter to Vice President Pence Encouraging the Use of Established Supply Chains

March 25, 2020

This week, we started hearing reports from some of our members that the Federal Government has begun bypassing established distribution channels in their attempt to secure needed supplies. In response, NAW sent a letter to Vice President Pence, who is leading the White House COVID-19 Task Force, urging his team that during this critical time the Federal Government must rely on the efficiencies of those who best know distribution to expedite and assure delivery of critical product.

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NAW Update: Essential Goods/Services Guidelines

March 22, 2020

NAW has shared a template letter for you to provide to your drivers and employees that they can use to get to work and conduct work as employees of the critical infrastructure. It is important to note that these critical truck drivers and workers should have a hard copy of this document with them at all times when working. Please be aware that this letter is self-certifying and not an official federal document. You should review any document that you provide to your employees with your own counsel..

NAW Update: Essential Goods/Services Guidelines

March 22, 2020

NAW has been involved in urging the administration to prepare and announce Federal guidelines defining what are essential goods and services, in order to provide consistency rather than having businesses respond to hundreds of varying state and local guidelines. Yesterday the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published those needed guidelines. Currently included in the guidelines: Workers who support the manufacture and distribution of forest products, including, but not limited to timber, paper and other wood products. Questions on this matter should be sent to CISA.CAT@cisa.dhs.gov.

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CISA Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

March 20, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security has released guidance to state and local officials on determining “essential critical infrastructure workers.” This will impact who should continue to work and what types of businesses should stay open when governments during the pandemic.

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NAW Critical Updates

March 20, 2020

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Paid Sick Leave Provisions for Employers

March 20, 2020

As previously reported, on March 18th the Senate passed the “Families First Corona Virus Response Act” which has been signed into law by President Trump. Within that legislation was a provision which applied to employers with fewer than 500 employees. It provided 80 hours of emergency paid sick leave to full-time employees, and a prorated amount to part-time employees. The provision also included 10 weeks of paid emergency family and medical leave, as well as a refundable payroll tax credit to employers impacted by this legislation. NAW plays a major role in a robust employee benefits coalition of major trade associations. One member of the coalition created a checklist to help employers navigate this complex legislation.

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Human Resources


COVID-19: What Should Employers Consider As They Draft A Return To Work Policy? - May 7, 2020

May 13, 2020

Content from Affinity HR Group


Webinar Recordings


Webinar: COVID Update - What Employers Need to Know This Week

May 21, 2020

Webinar: COVID-19 and Return to Work Issues – April 29, 2020

May 4, 2020

Webinar: Workplace Response - Dealing with Actual COVID-19 Cases at Work - April 8, 2020

April 9, 2020

Webinar: Employer COVID-19 Response - An Overview of the CARES Act

April 1, 2020

Webinar: Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What You Need to Know

March 25, 2020

Webinar: COVID-19 Webinar – Your Questions Answered

March 18, 2020

Webinar: Workplace Response: COVID-19 How to Plan

March 12, 2020

Videos


Video: Critical Federal Resources for Keeping Up with Coronavirus

March 30, 2020

Video: Things to Consider If Contemplating Layoffs

March 30, 2020

Video: Time To Work From Home

March 30, 2020

Video: Families First Coronavirus Response Act & CARES Act – Employer Questions Answered

March 30, 2020

Documents


Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act – June 4, 2020

June 5, 2020

Preparing for Workplace Re-Entry During COVID-19 - A Checklist - May 20, 2020

May 21, 2020

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Return to Work Policy Template

May 20, 2020

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Emergency Paid Leave Request Form

April 7, 2020

Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act - Analysis - March 27, 2020

March 30, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Update

March 18, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 18, 2020

Workplace Response: COVID-19 How to Plan

March 12, 2020

Economic Impact


US Unemployment Outlook - May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

Provided by Cleveland Research Company.

Webinar Recording: Distribution Industry: Navigating the Crisis

April 16, 2020

Provided by ITR Economics. ear and uncertainty are seemingly everywhere, along with an incredible projection regarding infections and deaths. We will look into that, and past the noise, and determine the most likely outcome for NAW members.

NBMDA's Q1 Economic Advisor

Provided by ITR Economics.  We are excited to release Volume 1 of our new NBMDA member benefit, NBMDA's Quarterly Economic Advisor, powered by ITR Economics. Each volume of NBMDA's Economic Advisor will provide a macroeconomic outlook, investor update, industry analysis across eight industries, leading indicator snapshot, an employment update and more.

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What’s the Impact on End Markets?

Provided by Cleveland Research Company. With the COVID-19 headlines evolving across the US economy, we want to share with you the insights our research partner, Cleveland Research, is gathering broadly across end markets. This report highlights real-time updates (from the last 1-5 days) across a large number of consumer, industrial, healthcare, transportation and hospitality end-markets.

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COVID-19 – Reviewing the Economic Impact in China (Slowdown & Recovery) and Its Potential Implications for the U.S. Economy

Provided by Cleveland Research Company.

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Five Ways to Prepare for the Next Rising Trend

Alex Chausovsky, ITR Economics .

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Time to Act?

Connor Lokar, ITR Economics .

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Financial Management


Webinar: Getting to the Light at the End of the Tunnel

April 23, 2020.

Provided by Dr. Albert D. Bates.

Free Cash Flow Modeling Spreadsheet for Distributors

April 2, 2020.

Indian River Consulting Group has released a free downloadable cash-flow modeling spreadsheet. The tool has been put together as a resource for distributors who have not developed the projection tools that will allow them to act early as events unfold related to the current COVID-19 global health crisis.

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Sales & Marketing


Webinar: After the Crisis: What Distributors Should Do Next – May 5, 2020

May 8, 2020

How to Coach, Lead and Motivate your Sales Team Through Today’s Virus-Impacted World…so You can Sell Even More. - April 10, 2020

April 13, 2020

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Video: Is it time to get some work done again?

March 31, 10:19 am CT

Provided by Jim Pancero

Video: When are you going to start planning for your markets to recover?

March 31, 10:18 am CT

Provided by Jim Pancero

Video: Has your personal energy suffered during these virus-impacted times?

March 31, 10:16 am CT

Provided by Jim Pancero

Video: Growing Sales, With a Drink, During An Epidemic with Alex Goldfayn - Episode 1

March 31, 10:13 am CT

Webinar Recording: Selling Boldly HAPPY Hour Webinar With Alex Goldfayn

March 27, 5:12 pm CT

A 60-minute discussion of your major issues with regards to selling in our current environment. Come together with your fellow salespeople, managers and executives for a dose of selling optimism, positivity and confidence.

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Podcast: How Building Materials Companies Can Navigate Change During the Crisis

March 27, 5:03 pm CT

The Smarter Building Materials Marketing podcast helps industry professionals find better ways to grow leads, sales and outperform the competition. It’s designed to give insight on how to create a results-driven digital marketing strategy for companies of any size.

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Adjusting Your Marketing Strategy During a Crisis

Provided by Marqet Group. Is your company ready to adjust your sales and marketing strategy during this unpredictable time? What are some of the best strategies to bring forward to combat some of the challenges? Do you need advice on how to best keep your business moving in the right direction while adjusting your total spend and your team's efforts? This webinar covers the best strategies your business should implement to minimize the effect of the downturn and set the foundation for growth thereafter. Hosted by Lorenzo Marquez, president of Marqet Group and former NKBA Chairman.

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Selling to Fearful Customers

Provided by Alex Goldfayn, Evangelist Marketing Institute. Many customers have all but shut down. Most are afraid. A great majority are not taking meetings. How do we sell into this situation?

  • How salespeople can frame this situation properly to understand the fear customers are feeling, and how to help them with it
  • Where there is opportunity for sales growth
  • Where to find the optimism, confidence and boldness necessary for succeeding in sales during an epidemic

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7 Things Distributors Can Do Right Now with Digital to Combat the Impact of COVID-19

Provided by Real Results Marketing. The following is The Dean’s List of seven things distributors can do right now using digital tools to help flatten the curve and combat the impact of COVID-19 on their teams and their businesses.

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6 Steps Marketers Need to Take to Protect Business During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Provided by Real Results Marketing. Distributors are facing unprecedented uncertainty due to the impacts of the global COVID19 outbreak. While many safety and janitorial supplies wholesalers are seeing some of their biggest months ever, most distributors aren’t sure what’s coming in the next couple days, much less the next few months.

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Leadership


Leading During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Video Series Parts 1-4

April 7, 12:51 am CT

Dirk Beveridge with UnleashWD, a design, innovation and strategy firm with a focus on distributors, has assembled a collection of timely and relevant information from its network of subject matter experts to address leading during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Digital Etiquette 101

April 1, 10:43 am CT

Provided by David NourThese tips are fundamentally about becoming more intentional, coaching others to elevate their digital relationships, demonstrating respect for and gratitude in others, and advancing the collective digital experience.

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Digital Etiquette 101

April 1, 10:43 am CT

Provided by David NourThese tips are fundamentally about becoming more intentional, coaching others to elevate their digital relationships, demonstrating respect for and gratitude in others, and advancing the collective digital experience.

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How Americans Want Business to Behave in Dealing with the Covid-19 Crisis

March 31, 10:06 am CT

A recent survey by the Glover Park Group’s Research and Insights Practice has found that the American public expects companies to change from “business as usual” and will be judging brands based on “who does what is right for the nation, even if that involves taking a hit to their bottom line.” Additionally, the American public is paying close attention to how businesses react to paid leave and worker pay as the country continues to confront this crisis.

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Transportation & Freights


CORONAVIRUS – Analyzing the Global Outbreak and Expected Impact on Transportation & Freight

Provided by Cleveland Research Company. Daily new cases are increasing outside of China, with South Korea, Europe, and Japan (along with the slower relative testing & restrictions in the US) the greatest near-term concerns. The spread to over 70 countries is negatively impacting 1H GDP growth outlooks, with responses in some regions likely limited to unconventional monetary policies.

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Transportation & Freight Update

Provided by Cleveland Research Company.

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Construction & Woodworking


Woodworking Industry Sees Solid Recovery From Pandemic – June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020

Woodworking Firms See Increasing Virus Impact

May 11, 2020

Webinar: Revealing What-If Scenarios of COVID-19’s Impact on Building Products Demand and Residential Construction Activity - April 30, 2020

May 4, 2020

Provided by Principia Consulting.

Webinar Recording: COVID-19 Impact on Residential Construction – April 24, 2020

April 27, 2020

Provided by Principia Consulting.

Webinar Recording: COVID-19 and the DIYers' Response – April 23, 2020

April 24, 2020

COVID-19 is changing how DIYers are responding to their home improvement projects. Trends are showing an uptick on moving projects forward, but will the upward trend last?

Homebuilder Update - April 22, 2020

April 23, 2020

Provided by Cleveland Research.

Special COVID-19 Bulletin #1: Impact on Residential Construction Activity - Updated April 13, 2020

April 16, 2020

Provided by Principia Consulting. Principia Consulting has initiated COVID-19 coverage to track and calibrate the impact of the coronavirus on residential construction down to the zip code level. This update provides interactive views of the rapidly changing market for new home construction.

Special COVID-19 Bulletin #2: Impact on Building Product Demand - Updated April 13, 2020

April 16, 2020

Provided by Principia Consulting.Principia Consulting is continuing COVID-19 coverage to track and calibrate the impact of the coronavirus on residential construction and building products demand. This update provides interactive views of the rapidly changing data on confirmed cases by state and how it relates to demand for building materials.

Special COVID-19 Bulletin #3: Principia’s Scenario Analysis Impact on New Construction Activity - Updated April 13, 2020

April 16, 2020

Principia Consulting is continuing COVID-19 coverage to track and calibrate the impact of the coronavirus on residential construction and building products demand. This update provides scenario analysis allowing custom exploration of the potential impact the virus and related closures will have on new construction activity.

PowerPoint Presentation: COVID-19: Impact on the Wood Industry – April 9, 2020

April 13, 2020

Provided by Woodworking Network

Webinar Recording: COVID-19: Impact on the Wood Industry – April 9, 2020

April 13, 2020

Provided by Woodworking Network

50-State Guide to COVID-19 Business Resources - April 7, 2020

April 9, 2020

Provided by Woodworking Network

Coronavirus Impact on the Home Construction Industry - April 1, 2020

April 7, 2020

Provided by Kitchen & Bath Business

Covid Real-Time Feedback – What We Are Hearing Across All Sectors Covered By Cleveland Research – April 1, 2020

April 2, 2020

The following is a compilation of research insights across 58 sectors / end markets of the economy that are covered by Cleveland Research.

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State by State Risk Level and Home Center Exposure to Shelter-in-Place – April 1, 2020

April 2, 2020

We aggregated 8 factors to evaluate the potential risk that each state faces over the coming weeks. The risk index includes current confirmed cases, demographic and geographic metrics.

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U.S. CISA revises essential worker guidance to include cabinets, doors, fixtures – April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published revised guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers, which still includes a listing for wood products but with some additional categories.

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6 Ways the Coronavirus Outbreak will Affect Construction

April 1, 2020

Experts predict COVID-19 will have long-term ramifications for many aspects of the U.S. construction industry.

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Coronavirus Construction & Building Material Supplier Limits: State-By-State Tracker

April 1, 2020

To ensure the safety and prosperity of their communities, governors and other authorities are allowing “essential” businesses to stay open. This dashboard tracks how states with a stay-at-home mandate classify Construction and Building Material Suppliers. Please check back frequently; we will provide additional details and resources as they become available.

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