Updated April 6, 2020 This page will be continuously updated as more information becomes available.

MBA has formed a task force comprised of various industry partners to continually monitor and share industry recommendations and best practices. The group is comprised of MBA staff, contractors, building owners, labor leaders, health officials, and others. The task force is addressing issues facing our industry as they continually develop and will report to our membership regularly.

MBA also continues to collaborate with our members, labor partners, and other associations across Pennsylvania, including CAWP, GBCA, KCA, and GCAP, to share best practices and develop solutions to help our industry operate safely in this COVID-19 environment.

COVID-19 Contractor Resources

AGC Nationwide Coronavirus Safety Stand Down - Thursday, April 9, 2020

Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Plan for Construction - March 29, 2020

Recommended Safety & Health Response Plan for COVID-19 Exposure Mitigation
Published by the General Contractors Association of Pennsylvania, with a lead role by the Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania, the following is designed to assist construction projects with implementing an effective COVID-19 response plan for their jobsites. This information is based on current understanding as of the effective date of this plan and may need to be updated as our knowledge and understanding evolves.

"Non-Life-Sustaining" Business Shutdown - Construction Included

Governor Wolf put the shutdown into effect on March 19, 2020, at 8 p.m. Enforcement began at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020.

  • UPDATED Industry Operation Guidance (PDF) - March 24, 2020 - Construction is not permitted to take place with the exception of “emergency repairs and construction of healthcare facilities.” 

    Despite new and likely continuing clarification and increased exemptions, it still falls to the facility/owners if they chose to continue projects in light of their exemption. For example, a healthcare project which is multiple years from completion and adding capacity to the healthcare system will likely not resume work immediately, so please check with your construction manager and/or owner to determine if your project is to proceed.
  • Life-Sustaining Business Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Waiver Process Form - Deadline: April 3, 2020, at 5 p.m.
  • UPMC Construction Projects Governor’s Order Memo (PDF) - 3/20/2020
Project Shutdown
City and County Information
Financial Assistance for Small Businesses
Labor and Employment
Mental Wellness

It is perfectly normal to have feelings of anxiety. There is an unusual amount of pressure on all of us. But remember, you are certainly not alone. Talk to a family member, a friend, or a co-worker about what you are feeling and what they are feeling. Be sure to get the phone number of your employee or member assistance program. They have trained professionals that will help you through these difficult times.

AGC of America COVID-19 Updates

AGC of America has updated their Coronavirus (COVID-19) website with valuable resources and updates. The new topic-specific navigation allows you to quickly find the news and information that you are looking for, including Safety, Health & Environmental Resources; Advocacy Efforts; Economic Impacts; Contractual Impacts; Infrastructure Impacts; Labor, HR & Paid Leave Impacts; Risk Management Information; Tax Impacts; Technology Guidance; and Workforce Development Impacts.

MBA Headquarters, Staff, Events, and Committees
  • MBA Headquarters is closed under Governor Wolf's “non-life-sustaining business” shutdown order.
  • MBA Staff are working remotely and are available to seamlessly serve the needs of our members. We can be reached by calling 412.922.3912 or you can email MBA Staff.
  • Upcoming Events - We have postponed our events until further notice. We will follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local health departments, to determine when we can begin to lift these measures and return to regularly scheduled networking and education.
  • Committee Meetings / In-Person Meetings - All in-person meetings have been suspended. MBA committee meetings will be held via conference calls. Committee members will be contacted with call-in information.

Our priority is the health and safety of our industry, co-workers, communities, family, and friends. We believe that it is our duty to actively participate in the effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus, as we continue to lead the industry and build the region.