In a response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has gathered important information roofing contractors can use to stay safe and in business.

The NRCA’s COVID-19 webpage includes everything from general information about COVID-19 from health authorities like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to specific info and resources for contractors, including legal, insurance and financial assistance.

Contractors can read up on the NRCA’s recommendations for managing COVID-19 in the workplace. This includes tips such as establishing an electronic communication protocol among customers, office staff and jobsite crews to eliminate in-person contact, or determining if equipment like scaffolding and exterior ladders can eliminate contact with a jobsite's interior areas and occupants.

The NRCA also developed a toolbox talk for contractors to use when informing their workers about COVID-19 and how to protect themselves and others from the virus.

The NRCA is following its own advice and taking precautions to keep its staff safe and healthy, including working remotely, evaluating which meetings and conferences to hold or cancel, and restricting travel to mandatory trips. Earlier this week, the NRCA announced its annual Roofing Day event scheduled for April 21-22 was canceled along with the accompanying Diversity + Inclusion Forum in Washington D.C.

“NRCA, its websites and customer service department will remain operational; we will continue to evaluate our operations as the situation develops,” said NRCA CEO Reid Ribble in an email. “We will do our best to continue to provide timely customer service, but there could be delays in responding to members’ and customers’ requests for assistance and shipping NRCA Bookstore products and membership materials.”

To better understand how the crisis is affecting roofing contractors, the NRCA is sending members a survey next week to determine how they're being impacted. The results of this survey will be posted on the NRCA website.

For additional information, visit RC’s coronavirus page for coverage of COVID-19’s impact on the industry.