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March 31, 2020
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What You Need to Know Now
The new law will require private companies with fewer than 500 employees to provide paid sick leave for COVID-19. The FFCRA also expands the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to cover employees who must stay home to take care of children due to school-closures related to COVID-19.

How to Protect Employees Working in Customer Homes 
Even in the many states that are now on stay-at-home orders, in-home services such as glass or window repair/replacement fall under “essential services” exemptions. While there is no prescriptive approach for this type of work, there are some general best practices for glass and window and door companies working in residential homes.

COVID-19 Information and Resources from the NGA
View the growing number of COVID-19 resources from the National Glass Association, including downloadable guidelines for companies, recommendations for glazing firms, access to informational webinars and more.
 
POLL: What do you need most?
To help NGA prioritize the resources we are writing and compiling to help the industry respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, please tell us what is most important to you this week. We will ask again next week.
 
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COVID-19 Resources
Infograph Breaks Down State-by-State COVID-19 Policies
 
Americans With Disabilities Act: What are employer obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic?
 
US Department of Labor Publishes Guidance around Families First Coronavirus Response Act
 
COVID-19 #NGAalerts
 
 
COVID-19 News
President Trump Signs Stimulus Package into Law
 
New York Classifies Some Construction as Nonessential, Halts Projects
 
Ontario and Quebec Temporarily Close Non-essential Businesses
 
 
Industry News
Construction Starts Dip Slightly in February
 
Glass for Europe Elects Philippe Bastien New Chairman
 
The Glass Guru Launches New Location in Tennessee
 
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10 Tips for Installers During the Coronavirus Crisis
By Jason Grafton-Holt
While we are all at home, keep your company in the spotlight and keep people interested in windows and doors. Winning orders is perfectly possible, even though installation is unlikely to take place for a number of months.
Industry Perspective: Glass Industry Voices Respond to COVID-19
This blog series, featuring the voices of glass industry leaders, offers a range of perspectives on the current COVID-19 pandemic. Coming from a variety of market segments, contributors discuss a range of issues, from communicating with networks to protecting employees.
From the Fabricator: The Meaning of Essential
By Max Perilstein
Obviously, we all have felt what we do is essential and that we provide an incredible and very important building product. However, for years we had always been beaten down either in the codes or by random glass bashing articles. Now, during this time of crisis, we get our answer and in a majority of cases, including New York before the bigger shutdown Friday, we are deemed “essential.” 

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