COVID-19 Resources for Contractors

Sept. 30, 2020

New OSHA FAQs

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published additional frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) regarding the need to report employees’ in-patient hospitalizations and fatalities resulting from work-related cases of the coronavirus.


Aug. 13, 2020

Payroll Tax Deferral is Optional

On Aug. 7, the president signed an Executive Order authorizing the Treasury Department, beginning on September 1 and under limited circumstances, to defer collection of the employee share of payroll taxes through the end of 2020.

This order has created a great deal of confusion about what employers’ obligations will be with regard to the collection and/or distribution of this payroll tax revenue, considering that the taxes are only deferred and not forgiven (absent an act of Congress). AGC expects to see additional guidance from Treasury in the coming days, but if you have specific questions or concerns about how this deferral program will (or should) be implemented, members can reach out to AGC’s Director, Congressional Relations, Tax, Fiscal Affairs, & Accounting Matthew Turkstra.

In the meantime, here are Secretary Mnuchin’s comments on Fox Business, where he said that the deferral plan would be optional for businesses. “We can’t force people to participate but I think many small businesses will do this and pass on the benefits,” he said.


July 9, 2020

IRS Issues Guidance for Reporting FFCRA Wages on Form W-2

​The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have provided guidance in Notice 2020-54 to employers requiring them to report the amount of qualified sick and family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on Form W-2, Box 14, or in a statement provided with the Form W-2.

FMCSA COVID-19 Notice of Enforcement Discretion Determination

On July 6, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a Notice of Enforcement Discretion Determination on random controlled substance and alcohol testing. 


June 25, 2020

Multiemployer Pension Plans & COVID-19

While many multiemployer pension plans had been recovering enough from the 2007–2009 Great Recession to have their current funding levels approach or exceed their pre-Great Recession funding levels, the COVID-19 crisis threatens those recoveries and the solvency of the most financially troubled plans. Find out more from AGC of America.


June 11, 2020

EEOC Updates Technical Guidance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has again updated and expanded its technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The publication, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,” provides approaches employers may adopt as they plan for employees returning to the workplace, including informing employees about who to contact with requests for disability accommodation or other flexibilities, and inviting employees to make requests in advance that the employer will consider on an individualized basis. The updates begin at Q&A G.6.


June 9, 2020

FMCSA COVID-19 Pre-Employment Testing Guidance

On June 5, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) granted a three-month waiver from certain pre-employment testing requirements applicable to employers of drivers subject to 49 CFR part 382. For more details, visit the FMCSA web page.


May 29, 2020

OSHA ADDS COVID-19 PAGE FOR CONSTRUCTION


May 20, 2020

CDC Releases Reopening Guidelines


May 15, 2020

Today on the Pod

Hoosier contractors have provided essential services throughout the shutdown, with workers on jobsites and in back offices. Today, ICI Digs Deep podcast talks with IOSHA and IDWD about compliance for workers hitting Stage 2 of the Back on Track Indiana Plan. Here are resource links from today’s pod.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Releases Final Hours of Service Rule

On May 14, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released the final hours of service rule in order to improve the safety of the nation’s roads and increase flexibility for truck drivers. The final rule makes changes to four provisions: the short-haul exemption; adverse driving conditions; the 30-minute break; and split-sleeper berth. The final rule does not increase driving time.


May 13, 2020

AGC Succeeds in Securing New PPP Guidance 

The Treasury Department’s new Paycheck Protection Program guidance (Question 46) offers the kind of information AGC has been seeking to provide many employers with additional clarity on how to proceed with their loans. Importantly, the Department has opted to provide a safe harbor provision for firms that self-certified their need for loans that totaled less than $2 million. In addition, the new guidance provides a mechanism to allow firms that received loans of $2 million or more and are later found to have not met the Department’s need-standard to repay, seemingly without penalty, those loans.


April 30, 2020

IRS Coronavirus Guidance for Businesses

The Internal Revenue Service is regularly updating its guidance and FAQs to help businesses large and small navigate coronavirus-related legislation and business practices. Check out the page that compiles it all and gets you the information you need on everything from paid leave to retention credit to payroll support.


April 29, 2020

ARTBA RESOURCES FOR YOUR COVID-19 SAFETY TOOLBOX

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has prepared a comprehensive “toolbox” to help you and your workforce safely navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. These valuable resources were developed by ARTBA in collaboration with construction industry partners and by our expert team of safety and health professionals. Most of these materials, available in Spanish and English, will help ensure you can train your workers to best understand and comply with regulatory requirements and practices recommended by public agencies.

7-Minute Video: Preventing the Spread of Infectious Disease in Highway Work Zones English and Spanish

Toolbox Talk: Essential Information for Transportation Construction Workers prepared in cooperation with the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) English and Spanish

Checklist for Employers and Employees: Best practices for keeping workers and others safe on transportation construction worksites English and Spanish

Advice on Respiratory Protection During COVID-19 for Road Construction Workers: Guidance regarding the use of masks and face coverings when N-95 respirators may not be readily available, developed through a partnership between ARTBA and the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) English


April 27, 2020

NEXT ON THE POD

As we scrambled to provide information and resources for our members on the outset of the COVID-19 shutdown, we used the daily podcast and this site to provide timely updates. As we’ve settled into a new normal routine, and as our contractors have fully deployed to the business of building Hoosier roads, bridges and utility infrastructure, we’re finding the need to push out daily updates lessening. So, look for the next ICI Updates Podcast on Friday, May 1.

New ISDH Mental Health Site

Today the Indiana State Department of Health unveiled COVID-19 resources on it’s Be Well Indiana site to help Hoosiers deal with mental health issues associated with the pandemic.

AGC of AMERICA Weekly Coronavirus Safety Tips Website

AGC’s safety team has released the first in a new series of weekly coronavirus safety tips. Please review these tips with your teams and make sure to remind everyone on staff to comply with all coronavirus safety procedures. There is no margin for error, after all, when it comes to protecting workers and the public from the coronavirus.


April 24, 2020

TODAY ON THE POD – ICI UPDATES PODCAST 


SBA & Treasury Issue Important New PPP Loan Guidance

New guidance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of the Treasury puts Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers and potential borrowers on notice that they should be able to prove in “good faith” that “[c]urrent economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support [their] ongoing operations” to be eligible for the loan.


April 22, 2020

TODAY ON THE POD – ICI UPDATES PODCAST


Ideas to Consider as Your Company Returns to Work

Governor Eric Holcomb has said it’s time to start preparing for a return to work. Our friends at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP have put together some guidelines to help you plan.


April 20, 2020

TODAY ON THE POD – ICI UPDATES PODCAST


April 17, 2020

INDOT ISSUES BUY AMERICA REQUIREMENT CLARIFICATION

Construction Memo 20-06 provides supplemental instructions for the Buy America Requirement. Here’s an index of Construction Memorandums to keep you on track.

TODAY ON THE POD – ICI UPDATES PODCAST

 

New IRS FAQs on Sick Leave

The Internal Revenue Service today posted new FAQs regarding COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses — sick leave and family leave.

Governor plans to extend stay-at-home order until May 1


MAY 7 LETTING PRE-BID CALL

The May 7 Letting Contract R-39231 has a pre-bid meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 21. Here’s the call info:

UPDATED OSHA GUIDANCE

Note: Because Indiana is a self-OSHA administered state, we tend to lag six months behind federal OSHA guidance, but the following guidance is valuable information, none the less.


April 16, 2020

E-Ticketing (paperless weigh tickets) and ISP Enforcement

On April 16, Indiana State Police (ISP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) Captain Chris Barr told Indiana Constructors, Inc. that ISP has been and continues to accept electronic scale tickets, bills of lading, manifests, medical examination certificates and oversize/overweight permits and other credentials. The exception to this practice is when a truck is hauling hazardous cargo (hazmat).

The hazmat exception is necessary for the safety of first responders. They can quickly use the cargo’s credentials/paperwork to determine the materials they are dealing with in an accident situation where the driver is unconscious.

Capt. Barr went on to say that enforcement officers will always request scale tickets, bills of lading, etc., but they do not need to be paper copies. All a driver has to do is tell the officer that they have an electronic manifest, scale ticket or bill of lading, and they should be fine. In fact, given the current environment, officers actually prefer not to handle paperwork.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforcement officers do not pull over trucks for roadside inspections, this is handled by the Indiana State Police.


APRIL 15, 2020

TODAY ON THE POD – ICI UPDATES PODCAST


April 13, 2020

TODAY ON THE POD – ICI UPDATES PODCAST

OSHA GUIDANCE ON COVID-19

In a step back from earlier guidance, OSHA has issued updated interim guidance on COVID-19 reporting.


APRIL 9, 2020

HAND SANITIZER/FACE SHIELD CONNECTION

The Cintas AGC Discount Program provides Uniform & Facility Services Rental and National First Aid & Safety Services to any location that choose to participate at pricing which reflects Associated General Contractors of America’s nationwide buying power. Bulk order of Hand Sanitizer and Face Shields are available for AGC’s members who participate in this program (supply may be limited). Ordering Instructions:

INDOT PROCEDURES FOR ACCEPTING PAPERLESS WEIGH TICKETS

As jobs begin to ramp up, you’ll want to take a look at INDOT Construction Memo 20-05 Submittals and Weigh Tickets During COVID-19. Here’s the memo, and here’s the Daily Load Tracking Sheet.


APRIL 8, 2020

TODAY ON THE POD – ICI UPDATES PODCAST


April 7, 2020

Nationwide Coronavirus Safety Materials

Safety tools to share with your workforce here.

AGC Secures New SBA Paycheck Protection Program Guidance

The U.S. Treasury Department issued guidance in response to AGC’s concerns regarding the Paycheck Protection Program eligibility criteria concerning businesses with fewer than 500 employees.


April 6, 2020

TODAY ON THE POD – ICI UPDATES PODCAST

INDOT to close I-70 in both directions from North Split to I-465 for 30 days


April 5, 2020

AGC Working to Fix Flaw in Paycheck Protection Program Qualifications that Appears to Exclude Many Construction Firms

Congress and the administration were clear when enacting the coronavirus relief measure that any firm employing 500 or fewer people should be eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program loans. The purpose of these loans is to keep businesses open so they can continue to operate and employ millions of Americans. Unfortunately, the Small Business Administration is needlessly delaying the loan applications of thousands of construction firms that clearly would meet the statutory threshold of 500 employers or less because the agency appears to have added a secondary qualification that is not part of the statute. That secondary qualification is the average annual receipts size standard used for construction.

Applying that second standard will severely undermine the purpose of the new loan program by excluding many member firms from qualifying for the loan program. Click HERE to view some additional analysis of the flaw and what it means for member firms.

That is why we have contacted officials within the Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the White House and urged them to fix this flaw immediately. You can view a copy of our letter HERE. We have also alerted the media to this flaw, and you can read our media statement HERE.

We will alert you as we work to have this flaw fixed. You can also learn more about the Paycheck Protection Program loans and the requirements for applying at the following Treasury Department site: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/top-priorities/cares-act/assistance-for-small-businesses, and at the following link from the Small Business Administration: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp.


April 3, 2020

TODAY ON THE POD – ICI UPDATES PODCAST

FFCRA Conference Call Roundup

Watch your inboxes for a special edition of ICI News this afternoon that includes a recording of the FFCRA for Union Contractors conference call this morning, as well as documentation for the call. We’ll include the transcript in next week’s regularly scheduled ICI News.

FMCSA Guidance

What questions do you have about random drug testing for CDL drivers during the COVID-19 outbreak? You can find the answers here.

ICI COMMUNICATIONS

As we try to stay connected during the COVID-19 outbreak, please make sure that you’ve added @indianaconstructors.org as a Safe Sender in your email client. We will continue to send email communications as needed, update the podcast on a M/W/F schedule and update this page on a daily basis.


April 2, 2020

FFCRA Conference Call

Join us for a conference call on Friday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. that features answers to your Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) questions from a union contractor employer perspective. Stuart Buttrick of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP will lead this one-way call that will give a FFCRA overview and answer questions you submit when you register.

Please review the FFCRA Union Contractor COVID-19 Guidance and FAQs documents provided by Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. If you have questions after reviewing the documents, note them on your conference call registration. You will not be allowed to ask questions during the call.

IRS RELEASES FFCRA GUIDANCE

Access COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs here.

Temporary EPA Enforcement Policy

On Mar. 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) issued a new, temporary enforcement discretion policy for certain noncompliance events that can be documented and tied to the COVID-19 epidemic. U.S. EPA has emphasized that this new policy is not a “license to pollute.”


APRIL 1, 2020

TODAY ON THE POD – ICI Updates Podcast

AGC of America Safety Kit

There is no margin of error in protecting essential construction workers and the public from the spread of the coronavirus. For guidance and best practices on keeping your jobsites safe, download AGC’s new safety kit – a template for your own company’s safety toolbox.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER EXPERT GUIDANCE

Tax Savings Opportunities from the CARES Act – From CliftonLarsonAllen

Recently enacted legislation provides timely cash flow benefits to help you and your organization get through the COVID-19 pandemic and return to growth.

UPDATED: AGC CARES ACT ANALYSIS

Based on member inquiries, AGC updated its CARES Act analysis as it applies to small business eligibility for the new Small Business Administration (SBA) loan program.


MARCH 31, 2020

TODAY ON THE POD – ICI UPDATES PODCAST

E-TICKETING SYSTEMS

INDOT will allow a contractor to utilize a proprietary electronic ticketing (e-ticketing) system with the goal that the system eliminates or greatly reduces physical transactions at the product point of placement. There are two vendors, Command Akon and EarthWave Technologies, Inc. that have offered to provide there software for no cost at this time. Contractors should contact vendors directly and communicate with INDOT and consultant project engineers/supervisors about an intent use a e-ticketing solution on specific contracts. District Construction Directors are aware of this effort. ICI will continue monitoring this effort to provide updates. Please contact Dan Osborn with questions and comments.

AGC CLEARS UP SBA LOAN CONCERNS

We received a question about the new CARES Act lending programs that we would like to ensure you can provide clarity to your members on if and when you get it. The question is:

Q: If my company takes an SBA loan under the program (the Paycheck Protection Program) enacted in the CARES Act, will I be prohibited from abrogating my existing collective bargaining agreements and/or be required to remain neutral if union representatives try to organize my employees?

A: No. There are no such requirements under the new SBA loan program called the Paycheck Protection Program. This is something other organizations are confusing with the new Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF) Loan Program under the CARES Act.  Under the ESF program, businesses with 500-10,000 employees that apply for these ESF loans are required to certify that they: (1) will not abrogate existing collective bargaining agreements for the term of the loan plus two years; and (2) will remain neutral in any union organizing effort for the term of the loan, among other things.

For more information on these two new lending programs, please share our CARES Act Analysis found HERE. For the latest on SBA loans and the new Paycheck Protection Program, click HERE. At this moment there is little information from the SBA on this program. However, we expect more information and guidance to be provided shortly.


MARCH 30, 2020

TODAY ON THE POD – ICI UPDATES PODCAST

SPECIAL EDITION ICI NEWS


MARCH 28, 2020

Saturday Evening Coronavirus Legal Update

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP’s Stuart Buttrick shares federal guidance on essential critical infrastructure workers released earlier today. This is to guide local and state governments, but will also provide insights for employers in the relevant industries.

WEEKEND FUN FOR ICI KIDDOS

Send us pics of your kids building roads or bridges with found items like paper, cardboard or sticks or toys like Legos®, blocks or playdough, and we’ll feature them in the newsletter and on social media. What better way to combine learning and fun, and maybe inspire the next generation of road builders in the process!

Updated U.S. DOL Guidance on Paid Leave

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has added to its Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) original Questions and Answers document. The new Q&A’s (see questions 15-37) address critical issues, such as recordkeeping, documentation requirements, when an employee is unable to telework, intermittent leave, worksite closures, furloughs, UI interaction, health coverage requirements, and multiemployer collective bargaining agreement implications.


MARCH 27, 2020

TODAY ON THE POD – ICI Updates Podcast

CONTRACTORS *NOT* REQUIRED TO POST FFCRA POSTERS ON JOBSITES

Today, INDOT Chief Legal Counsel – Deputy Commissioner Heather Kennedy confirmed that INDOT will not be requiring contractors to post FFCRA posters on bulletin boards.

AGC ANALYSIS OF CARES ACT

On March 27, the House passed by voice vote H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. After it passed unanimously in the Senate earlier in the week, President Trump is expected to sign the measure into law by the end of the day. Here’s AGC’s take on the legislation.


MARCH 26, 2020

TODAY ON THE POD – ICI Updates Podcast

INDOT ESSENTIAL CONTRACTOR LETTER

Thank you, INDOT, for the Essential Operations Memo that contractors and their employees can print and keep on hand in the unlikely event that they are pulled over during the current shutdown. Just another example of how the Indiana Transportation Team collaboration is helping to keep the business of building and maintaining Hoosier roads and bridges running smoothly.

DBE PROCDURE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

INDOT’s Economic Opportunity Division has provided this update for DBEs.

INDOT PREQUALIFICATION APPLICATION 2020 GUIDANCE

INDOT’s Prequalification Director Chris Serak sheds light on the prequalification process during the COVID-19 outbreak.


MARCH 25, 2020

TODAY ON THE POD – ICI UPDATES PODCAST

U.S. DOL FFCRA Employee Rights Poster

U.S. DOL FFCRA Temporary Non-Enforcement Period

INDOT and Indiana Transportation Team Ready to Go

Today, INDOT Deputy Commissioner for Construction Roland Fegan sent this message to ICI regarding INDOT projects and the 2020 construction season. Please share with your workforce and know that ICI is a committed to helping you, along with our industry partners, to deliver the safest, highest quality and best maintained transportation network in the country on behalf of all Hoosiers. Learn about extended work hours, e-ticketing, testing, supply chain and more.

Union Training Facilities

As the 2020 construction season kicks in, find out how Indiana’s unions are handling apprenticeships and training.

FMCSA Grants CDL Waiver

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a waiver, valid through June 30, 2020, that suspends CDL renewals and renewals of tests and medical certifications associated with CDL renewals. Here’s the waiver and the enforcement notice.

U.S. DOL PROVIDES GUIDANCE on FFCRA

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employers about meeting their requirements to offer emergency paid sick leave and paid family medical leave offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020. Pay close attention to the Q & A document.

FOR OUR UNION EMPLOYERS

Last week we shared info on how the Families First Coronavirus Response Act impacts our union employers, and we’ve got some updates for you from each of our collectively bargained contracts. Download your copy here. Revised at 03/25/2020


MARCH 24, 2020

TODAY ON THE POD – ICI UPDATES POCAST

WHAT ABOUT DRUG TESTING?

While our industry is continuing on as usual, you may hit some speed bumps as you’re ramping up seasonal hiring. For instance, you probably don’t want to send new hires to a local clinic for drug testing. They’ve got their hands full now, so what do you do? ICI’s got the answer for you.

PREQUALIFICATION INCLUDED IN LICENSE EXTENSION

Read up on what the Prequalification Division is doing to help keep the prequalification process moving forward while #HoosiersHunkerDown.

UPDATED INFO FOR OUR UNION EMPLOYERS

Last week we shared info on how H.R. 6201 impacts our union employers, and we’ve got some updates for you from each of our collectively bargained contracts. Download your copy here. Revised at 5:30 p.m. ET

ASSOCIATE MEMBER EXPERT GUIDANCE

From the folks at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP:


MARCH 23, 2020

TODAY ON THE POD – ICI UPDATES PODCAST

Breaking ICI News

Find out how Executive Order 20-08 affects your business HERE.

Text of Executive Order 20-08 Stay at Home

TUNE IN @ NOON FOR A MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR

Free Member AGC Coronavirus Webinar Series

ICI members can sign up for the free AGC Coronavirus Webinar Series – Navigating the Outbreak this coming week. You need to have login credentials for the AGC of America website to sign up.

If you don’t have AGC login credentials:

  1. Visit the AGC website at www.agc.org.
  2. In the upper left hand corner of the home page, click “Register” to create an account.
  3. AGC staff will process these requests and activate the accounts ASAP.

For members who may have forgotten your password:

  1. Visit the AGC website at www.agc.org.
  2. In the upper left hand corner of the home page, click “Login”.
  3. On the next page, enter your work email address and click “forgot password”.
  4. Check your email for a link to reset your password.
  5. Now you can register for the webinar series as a member.

If have difficulty logging in, send an email to membership@agc.org. AGC will be monitoring this email closely and will respond ASAP.


MARCH 22, 2020

URGENT ACTION ALERT

Tell the President and Congress to treat the construction industry and the work it performs as vital and essential to the critical industries that must remain in operation to respond to this pandemic and crises to come. To ensure this is the case, the federal government must issue guidance classifying construction as a critical infrastructure industry whose workers are essential.

CLICK HERE and simply submit the prewritten message as is to the President and your members of Congress or customize it with personal information on how this issue impacts you and your employer.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER EXPERT GUIDANCE

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP – Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQs


MARCH 21, 2020

UPDATES to AGC of America’s COVID-19 Page

Check out the latest from AGC of America on construction as an essential industry, protecting the construction jobs and market, small business exemptions, IRS prompt payment to employers mandated to provide leave and more.

INDOT PROVIDES SUPPORT

Proud that our Indiana Transportation Team partners are providing this essential support! #letsbuildIN #letsbuildINsafely #letsbuildINtogether

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OFFER EXPERT GUIDANCE


MARCH 20, 2020

Today on the PodICI Updates Podcast

H.R. 6201 Impacts for ICI Members

Take a moment to find out how H.R. 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the first of what we believe will be several bills, affects your business by downloading ICI’s analysis here.

ICI Office to Close

Beginning Monday, March 23 all ICI staff will be working remotely. The experience should be seamless. Just call, text or email as you would normally, and we’ll be there for you.

WORKING REMOTELY?

Video conferencing technology is a great way to connect during the COVID-19 crisis. Here are some tips for being a good video conference meeting participant.


MARCH 19, 2020

Today on the PodICI Updates Podcast

Congressional Action Alert

Contact your members of Congress to help protect construction jobs and markets. Here’s the alert we sent to members this afternoon.


MARCH 18, 2020

Today on the PodICI Updates Podcast

ICI and COVID-19

If you’ve ever been to the ICI office, you know that everyone has their own space – offices or cubes situated in ways that that have had us practicing social distancing for a long time now! ICI will continue to carry on business as usual in our office until we’re told we can’t. If that becomes the case, all staff are set up to work remotely from home, so association business will continue normally.

We have relatively few meetings scheduled for the coming weeks, and we have the option to meet through our Zoom videoconferencing tools at any location.

We will continue to update this page and keep our members informed through regular and special newsletters as the current crisis unfolds.


MARCH 17, 2020

Today on the PodICI Updates Podcast

INDOT Response

ICI distributed INDOT’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak in a separate breaking newsletter.


Indiana FHWA Statement

ICI received the following statement from FHWA Indiana Division Administrator Mayela Sosa:

“The FHWA Indiana Division Office will be closed and staff will be on full-time telework effective March 18, 2020, until further notice.  While our physical office will be closed, we will continue to work with and support the Indiana Department of Transportation, other partners and stakeholders, and the entire industry in delivering essential transportation projects and services.  Indiana Division staff remain on the job and accessible via e-mail, phone and other virtual means.”


Resources for Employers


ICI Launches Podcast

Connecting to you where ever you may be – in the office, in the truck, on a boat or at the jobsite – we’re now offering you the ICI Updates podcast. These five-minute briefings will keep you up to date during the current COVID-19 outbreak and beyond. For now, you can listen on Anchor or Spotify, and we’ll be up on iTunes and Google Play shortly. For the foreseeable future, expect new episodes to drop before 5:00 p.m. each afternoon. When we get to the other side of COVID-19, we’ll begin a weekly schedule focusing on more in-depth topics that matter to our members. Let us know what you’d like to hear about in future episodes!