Construction Considered Essential Workers During the Coronavirus

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The federal government recently released a list of critical infrastructure industries whose workers are “essential” and should continue normal work schedules during the coronavirus. The list identifies workers who conduct a range of operations and services that are essential to continue critical infrastructure viability. Illinois considers construction essential, too. According to Executive Order No. 12, Essential Infrastructure includes, but is not limited to…Building and Construction Tradesmen and Tradeswomen, and other trades including but not limited to plumbers, electricians, exterminators, cleaning and janitorial staff for commercial and governmental properties, security staff, operating engineers, HVAC, painting, moving and relocation services, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, and Essential Businesses and Operations.

Construction is essential for a community’s success.  Whether the project is residential or commercial, construction brings economic stability. When you see businesses expanding, office’s remodeling, new homes being built and existing homes being renovated, it signifies a growing community. 

As a General Contractor specializing in commercial construction and specialized residential construction, Albrite Building is always here for you. We are following all the safety guidelines recommended by the CDC. Our construction team is working on several projects in the Western Suburbs, as well as other Chicagoland regions.

We would like to share with you information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Everyone should have a household plan for the Coronavirus, to protect yourself, and your family. Talk to your family, relatives, neighbors, and friends about what to do if there is a COVID-19 outbreak in your community.
• Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk.
• Create a list of local health care services and resources.
• Create an emergency contact list. Emergency contacts may include family, friends, neighbors, health care providers, employers, and your local county or Illinois health department.


Coronavirus Preventive Actions

Remind everyone in your household to:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue.
• Limit close contact with others as much as possible (about 6 feet).
• Frequently clean surfaces and objects daily (tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, TV remote, computer mouse and keyboard, cabinet handles, toilet handle, and your cell phone).
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


What to do if Someone in Your Home has the Coronavirus

coronavirus safety

• Choose a room and a bathroom in your home that can be used to separate sick family members from those who are healthy.
• Avoid sharing personal items (TV remote, phone, food, and drinks).
• Have your sick family member wear a disposable facemask to help prevent spreading COVID-19 to others.
• Clean and disinfect the sick family member’s room and bathroom, as needed.
• Stay in touch with others by phone or email. If you live alone and become sick, you may need help.
• If you have a chronic medical condition and live alone, ask family, friends, and health care providers to check on you.
• Take care of the emotional health of your family members.

Important Updates for the Coronavirus
Illinois Department of Health and Family Service –
State of Illinois Coronavirus Response –
DuPage County Health Department –
Cook County Health Services –
Chicago Coronavirus Response Center –
World Health Organization –