COVID-19 Resource Center

We are making preparations to run the World of Concrete 2021, in accordance with all national government and local authority guidance, as well as Informa AllSecure – Informa’s approach to enhanced health and safety standards at our events as a result of COVID-19. 

Informa has collaborated with association partners including UFI, AEO and SISO, peers including Reed Exhibitions and Clarion, venues, suppliers, contractors and health, government and local authorities to develop industry-wide AllSecure standards that raise the bar on safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality organized event experiences. It means that when exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and attendees come to our events, they can connect, learn, know more and do more business, effectively, safely and with confidence. All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. 

Informa AllSecure employs the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness, and quality for operating events. These recently published measures are in addition to advice from government and local authorities, which we’ll be following to safely host the World of Concrete 2021.

Understanding COVID-19

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Center for Disease Control (CDC)

CDC is responding to a pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person-to-person caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). This situation poses a serious public health risk. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this situation. COVID-19 can cause mild to severe illness; most severe illness occurs in older adults.

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The World Health Organization (WHO)

THE World Health Organization shares information regarding COVID-19 myth busters, when and how to use masks, tips on healthy parenting and various other videos to keep you safe, healthy and informed during the pandemic. Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. 

Small Business Resources

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U.S. Small Business Disaster Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.

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Understanding the CARES Act

The House of Representatives and Senate have passed, and the President has signed, a $2.2 trillion coronavirus spending bill that establishes a $349 billion lending program for small businesses, increases unemployment insurance payments, and includes benefits for those who are unemployed because of the virus and normally would not qualify. -Forbes

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Disaster Support Resource Hub for Business Owners

Because of the extreme hardship that small businesses are now facing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, business owners need help. Biz2Credit has collected the most important resources for businesses in this Resource Hub so they get the support they need quickly.

Department of Labor

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Provides guidance for construction employers and workers, such as those engaged in carpentry, ironworking, plumbing, electrical, heating/ ventilation/air conditioning/ventilation, masonry and concrete work, utility construction work, and earthmoving activities. This guidance supplements the general, interim guidance for all workers and employers of workers with potential occupational exposures to SARS-CoV-2.

Economic Briefing

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PCA's Market Intelligence Group

PCA's Market Intelligence Group has periodically released half-hour economic briefings outlining the impacts of COVID-19 on the U.S. economy, with specific focus on cement consumption and construction activity.

WOC Official Cosponsors Websites

Visit our WOC Official Cosponsors for industry updates and news.