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Walmart, Walgreens, CVS ramp up to provide testing

Walmart opened its first two drive-thru coronavirus testing sites in Illinois, which will be staffed by Health and Human Services staff and Walmart pharmacists and give priority to health care workers and first responders. CVS Health has also opened a …

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AGC survey finds widespread project delays

Twenty-eight percent of respondents to an AGC survey said they have halted or delayed project work due to the coronavirus pandemic, citing supply interruptions and labor shortages. Read the Engineering News-Record story here

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New York targets 4 areas for coronavirus hospitals

New York Govenor Andrew Cuomo is calling on the federal government to approve construction of temporary hospitals at State University of New York at Stony Brook, SUNY Old Westbury, the Westchester County Center and the Javits Center to serve coronavirus …

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N.Y.’s Javits Center to add 2,000 beds to system under strain

Construction will begin this week to turn the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan into a 1,000-bed hospital, a first step toward eventually doubling that number. Read the Bloomberg story here

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How the 2020 economy is shaping up for construction, other markets

The coronavirus outbreak has spurred mixed reactions from economists across the world, with some tying the pandemic to a likely recession. But the US had already been in the midst of decelerating economic growth even before the coronavirus caused global …

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Hotels to be quarantine wards in mammoth industry response to virus

Major hotels will be turned into quarantine zones and even hospital wards in an emergency plan that is also mobilizing industry to fill looming shortages for medical equipment to fight the coronavirus. Read The Sydney Morning Herald story here

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Cuomo: Construction can continue in N.Y.

New York Govenor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order deems construction essential and allows work to continue at full capacity. Read the Bisnow/New York story here

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Illinois exempts construction from stay-at-home order

Construction sites in Illinois are exempted from the governor’s statewide order for most residents to remain in their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. Construction falls under the category of “essential infrastructure,” while critical trades are exempted separately. Read the Engineering …

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How contractors are adapting to the pandemic

Construction firms have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by conducting meetings online, allowing office employees to telework, breaking up daily huddles and proactively monitoring updates to supply chains. Businesses are also keeping a close eye on how the Families First …

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New report shows impact of COVID-19’s impact on consumers

Suzy, a leading on-demand consumer insights platform, has released data from a recent presentation given by CEO and Founder Matt Britton on the effects that Coronavirus is already having on consumer behavior and sentiment across the United States.

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