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AIA Announces International Distribution of Its Alternate Care Site Checklist for COVID-19

The AIA's alternate care site checklist, produced by a special COVID-19 task force, is being distributed internationally by the U.S. State Department, which translated the tool into French, Spanish, and Portuguese. The checklist, just released in its second version (V2), highlights important criteria for evaluation of buildings considered for use as temporary healthcare operations during a pandemic.

Construction Loses Record-Breaking 975,000 Jobs in April

Despite the fact that a number of states have declared construction an "essential service" that has allowed job sites to remain open, Construction Dive reports that the construction industry lost 975,000 jobs from March to April. The brief uses stats from the Associated General Contractors, which calls the 13 percent overall workforce drop the worst in the industry's history.