The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact our nation, vaccination distribution, eligibility, and employer responsibility has weighed heavily on the minds of businesses leaders. We are passionate about #KeepingSTLWorking, so we are sharing the latest on vaccinations.
As of today, about 76.9 million doses have been administered throughout the country, with 1,287,676 administered doses in Missouri and 3,183,805 administered doses in Illinois.
Missouri is currently vaccinating Phase 1A, Phase 1B – Tier 1, and Phase 1B – Tier 2, while Phase 1B – Tier 3 will be activated on March 15th. You can follow along with Missouri’s vaccination progress and find eligible criteria included in each tier here.
Illinois is currently vaccinating Phase 1B and you can follow along with the state’s progress, and gain a better understanding of phased vaccine administration here.
We understand each of our members must follow your own strategies for vaccinations. Speaking on behalf of the Safety Committee, we encourage following all Safety protocols at all times and doing your part in keeping us all working.
If your employer would like to learn more about nationwide efforts announced by the U.S. Chamber’s Rally for Recovery Commitment, sign-up here to receive additional resources, and guidance related to the coronavirus vaccine. We will continue to pass along information as it becomes available.
The Coronavirus and Economic Crises
The coronavirus and economic crises have created an urgent, unprecedented challenge for CEOs and corporate leaders to put purpose-driven leadership and stakeholder capitalism into practice. Companies face extraordinary operational and financial challenges, and with every industry and business tested in unique ways, the course of action may be different for each. Many employees are working from home and working around family demands.
There is no doubt this is a troubling time for all of us. Construction is a lagging indicator in that it is not usually the first hit. It’s other industries, services and products and demand for these that are leading indicators of our economy. Designers were the first hit as projects were halted and postponed or cancelled. Layoffs and staff reductions occurred quickly. Contractors, laborers, field teams from both the owners and associates had to quickly put in place safety measures to continue their work.
Our owners are proud of the work by the local contractors in continuing their work and timelines as best as possible. Owners are also optimistic there will be a pipeline of work. This pandemic did jolt our industry and the world, however, it didn’t reduce the needs and demands. In some ways it has increased it.
The SLCCC is here and we are still the forum for bringing together the buyers of construction and the providers together for leading our region for better days. There will be better days. We hope some of links and information will be useful to you in the days ahead. If you have other links or information to share with the SLCCC please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and know we appreciate you!