The disease caused by the coronavirus, COVID-19, is spreading rapidly across the state. Older adults and people who have underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease are at a higher risk for developing serious complications from the COVID-19 illness. Please make sure you are taking precautionary measures to help prevent the virus from spreading. For more information about COVID-19 in Tacoma-Pierce County, click here.
If you believe that you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are experiencing symptoms, please contact the call center for members of the public at 1-800-525-0127 and press #.
In response to COVID-19, MBA Pierce has postponed all in-person events until further notice. We will not be holding any in-person meetings at our facility. Committee meetings will proceed only by telecommunication. Staff will continue to be available during our normal business hours and are happy to answer any questions via email or by phone at 253-272-2112.
MBA Pierce is committed to providing our members with the most up-to-date resources and information available.
As a community, we are experiencing the hard-hitting effects from COVID-19. It’s times like these where we need to come together and help support each other. MBA Pierce launched a program to provide meals for our brave healthcare professionals. >>Learn more
The guidance below, including sample documents, are provided to help you comply with the Governor’s Reopening Guidance for Business and Workers. Failure to comply with jobsite safety requirements could result in a jobsite being shut down, potential legal liability, safety fines, or loss of license.
Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery
On Jan. 11, 2021, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery” proclamation, detailing his plan for a regional approach to reopening Washington’s economy.
On March 11, Gov. Inslee announced he was returning to a county-by-county approach to reopening and moved all counties to Phase 3 (effective March 22, 2021).
As of March 11, 2021: The construction industry continues to remain open and is required to continue to adhere to the Construction COVID-19 Job Site Requirements first introduced in May 2020.
Failure to comply with jobsite safety requirements could result in a jobsite being shut down, potential legal liability, safety fines, or loss of license.
After Pierce County advanced to Phase 3 of the plan effective March 22, 2021, it was announced on April 12, 2021 that our county will roll back to Phase 2. > Pierce County currently in Phase 2 > What's allowed in Phase 3?
Expanded PPP Loans
The US Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for First Draw Loans from January 11- March 31, 2021. For more information about the PPP and SBA Lender Match on the SBA PPP website.
Jobsite Safety Requirements
Pierce County is currently in Phase 2. The Governor’s Construction Working Group Requirements (Issued on May 12, 2020 and updated 7/2/2020), authorized all construction to resume, including those activities for which social distancing may not be maintained and the start of new construction projects.
Jobsite Safety Plan Template
Construction in phases 2 allows for new and existing construction projects. The first requirement is the Phase 2 Jobsite Safety Plan, signed by the contractor, must be developed for every jobsite. This plan must also be produced at the request of any employee or regulator. The following is a complete Jobsite Safety Plan template for you to customize for each of your jobsites:
Additional Required Jobsite Documents
Under the Phase 2 Jobsite Safety Requirements, you are required to fill out this document on every jobsite where there are moderate and high-risk task levels.
Required Jobsite Postings
Under the Phase 2 Jobsite Safety Requirements, you are required to post on each jobsite, publicly viewable at all times, the following documents.
> CDC Recommendations on Hand Hygiene
> Name and contact information for the COVID-19 Supervisor(s)
Every employee must receive an initial COVID 19-specific Training Session. In addition, weekly COVID-19 safety talks are required under Phase 2. Below is a sample for the initial training session and log-in sheet to kick off your return to work:
Additional Phase 2 Resources
- PPE Resources
- Phase 2 FAQ
- New workplace mask guidance helps determine “Which Mask for Which Task”
- L&I’s Hazard Considerations for Employers (except hospitals/clinics) Face Coverings, Masks, and Respirator Choices
- Phase 2 Requirements for Professional Workplaces
- Phase 2 Construction Requirements vs. Phase 1 Construction Requirements
- DOSH Directive 1.70, with 5/15/20 update
- COVID Resources for Employers and Employees
- Cloth Mask Guidance
- Proclamation by the Governor: High-Risk Employees—Workers’ Rights
- Proclamation by the Governor: Implementation of Phase 1 Construction Restart
- COVID-19 and Business Information for Administrators and Employees
- CDC Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
- Coping with COVID-19 in Construction, Spanish
Last updated: March 22, 2021