When Coronavirus Cases Spike at Construction Jobsites

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“We felt like the protocols we had in place were working," said Michael Hampton of Choate Construction Co.

July 27, 2020
Richard Korman, Scott Judy & Jeff Rubenstone - Engineering News-Record

When Covid-19 took hold in several US states in early spring, Choate Construction responded, as many contractors did, by quickly adopting federal workplace safety guidelines for disinfecting surfaces and maintaining social distancing. Enhanced by various state lockdown measures for businesses and the general public, the new safety system seemed to work with only a handful of workers on Choate’s projects testing positive.

Reprinted courtesy of Engineering News-Record reporters Richard Korman, Scott Judy and Jeff Rubenstone

Mr. Korman may be contacted at kormanr@enr.com
Mr. Judy may be contacted at judys@enr.com
Mr. Rubenstone may be contacted at rubenstonej@enr.com

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