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April 9, 2020
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COVID-19: INFORMATION FROM NGA

NGA continues to closely monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our industry and we are providing additional resources and perspectives to help you respond to the ongoing challenges. See the latest updates below and be sure to check the NGA COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE for the most current information as it becomes available.

Cares Act: Small Business Loan Options
A closer look at the Paycheck Protection Plan and Economic Injury Disaster Loans
By John Nolan, The Gary Law Group for Glass Magazine

To assist businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, there are two intriguing Small Business Administration loan programs that are part of the new CARES Act signed into law on March 27, 2020.

The Paycheck Protection Plan is a $349 billion SBA program to guarantee loans to small businesses. The loans are referred to as “7(a) Loans” (the section of the SBA Act authorizing the loans) and are “non-recourse.” This means that personal guarantees or liens on business assets are not required and some amount of the loan may be forgiven (becoming “grants”) up to the amount of expenses and payroll of the business for eight weeks from the date of the loan.

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Best Practices for Project Continuity in COVID-19 Era

Tips on how companies can prepare, regardless of whether or not a construction project may forge ahead
By Laurie Cowin, Glass Magazine


Whether construction is considered to be an “essential” business and allowed to continue amidst the COVID-19 pandemic varies state by state. In the Associated General Contractors’ “Navigating the Outbreak” webinar series, panelists discussed best practices for maintaining project continuity in the event construction is allowed to continue and in the event it is suspended. Panelists agreed that project continuity should be a focal concern at this point in time for contractors.

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New NGA Webinar Series Coming Soon
NGA’s new webinar series—NOW and NEXT: Surviving the COVID-19 Crisis—will provide actionable information on navigating uncertainty in the glass and fenestration industries due to the coronavirus. The first webinar in the series, All About SBA Loans presented by Marco Terry of Commercial Capital LLC., will be held Wed., April 22. Mark your calendar now and look for registration details to come soon.

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In Case You Missed It: Free Online Courses - How to Protect Yourself and Your Workforce Against Coronavirus
NGA is providing two free online courses on how to protect yourself and your workforce against the coronavirus through MyGlassClass.com. LEARN MORE.

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HEADLINES
OSHA Issues Guidance on Respiratory Protection
COVID-19 Economic Update: Recent Developments Offer Hope
Map of Essential Construction Mandates
FHC Supplies Protective Guards, PPE
Video: More Industry Perspectives on Responding to the Pandemic
Same Work, Different Office-Mates
From the Fabricator: Remembering the Positivity
Glass Magazine: COVID-19 Coverage and Industry Company Updates
Window + Door: COVID-19 Coverage and Industry Company Updates
 
 
RESOURCES FROM NGA
Join Us Next Week for NGA's April Thirsty Thursday Webinar
As we all work to address the current challenges, NGA will continue to present educational opportunities to benefit our members and the industry. Join us for the next Thirsty Thursday webinar, taking place April 16 at 1:00 p.m. ET, to learn about "Where in the World is Wired Glass?" presented by Thom Zaremba of Roetzel & Andress.

REGISTER NOW for the webinar.

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MEMBERS ONLY: Cybersecurity in Uncertain Times
Like many in the industry, you may now be working remotely. During these challenging times, staying vigilant about cybersecurity is extremely important. NGA’s IT consultant, designDATA, presented two webinars on cybersecurity best practices for working remotely and has shared the slide presentations.

View the CYBERSECURITY SLIDE PRESENTATIONS.

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MEMBERS ONLY: ASA Resources Now Available

Through NGA’s alliance with the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), NGA members now have access to three valuable ASA documents, free of charge. Click on the titles below to put these items in your cart in NGA’s online store. (Note: Only available to NGA members. You must be logged in to your NGA customer dashboard to see these resources; if you need assistance with logging in or accessing these documents, please contact Josh Lowe at 703-442-4890, ext. 127 or jlowe@glass.org.)

SUBCONTRACTOR NEGOTIATING TIPS: A COMPILATION

SUBCONTRACT DOCUMENTS SUITE 2017

OSHA’S RULE ON RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA

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CHAPTER UPDATES

NGA is working with our affiliated chapters to track the status of their regional events — here are the latest updates: (as of April 9)

Event

Original Date(s)

Chapter Host(s)

Status

Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo

April 29

Mid-Atlantic Glass Association

Postponed (date pending)

Jerry Wright Memorial Golf Tournament

April 30

Texas Glass Association

Postponed (date pending)

Glass TEXpo

May 1-2

Texas Glass Association

Cancelled

GlassDay New England

May 1

Connecticut & Massachusetts Glass Dealer Association(s)

Postponed (date pending)

WGA Educational Dinner Meeting

May 14

Washington Glass Association

Status pending


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