We’re working for you. The Greater Iowa City Area HBA, Home Builders Association of Iowa and the National Association of Home Builders is continually seeking information related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and lobbying government on behalf of the home-building industry. Keep referring to this page and the direct links below or under this website’s COVID-19 menu to learn what you need to know to protect you, your family and your business – including employees.
Click the links below to find more information. Also, visit nahb.org/coronavirus and hbaiowa.org for additional news and resources.
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Additional Helpful Links
World Health Organization Video on Staying Healthy and Preventing Spread
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration
CONSTRUCTION IS ESSENTIAL
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has deemed housing a part of our nation’s “essential critical infrastructure workforce.” This determination underscores the importance of keeping residential construction operational through through the pandemic. Read the official advisory memo announcing the declaration for more details.
Why is residential construction considered “essential?” Homes are more essential than ever. They are our schools, our playgrounds and our sanctuaries. The Department of Homeland Security, Governor Reynolds and local officials recognized this by listing residential construction as essential. They realize that building trades must be able to provide residential construction, repairs and renovations to help ensure that citizens have a safe and reliable place to shelter.
HOMES ARE CRITICAL
The importance of a home takes on a new perspective amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, as this video shares.