ACEC/MW COVID-19 Recovery Center

[Last Updated 10/1/20]

ACEC/MW Update

Message from ACEC/MW Executive Director regarding COVID-19

Contact Congress NOW to advocate for engineering industry priorities in Economic Relief Package
Transportation Infrastructure (9/30/20) Near deadline, Trump signs spending bill with 1-year highway-transit extension

ACEC (9/10/20) Provides Update: PPP Loans and Agency Credits
ACEC (9/10/20) and industry coalition call for FAST Act extension, supplemental state DOT funding

ACEC's (8/7/20) Medium Page is the go-to site for thought leadership articles on the engineering industry
ACEC Guide to Returning to the Office and the Job Site
ACEC Coronavirus Impact Forum for ACEC Members Only

Local Updates

District of Columbia

DC (10/1/20) Continues in Phase 2 of recovery
DC Health (9/10/20) Releases updated list of high-risk states necessitating quarantine
DC Mayor's (7/22/20) Mask Order, which requires employers to provide PPE
DC Mayor's (9/17/20) Coronavirus Situational Update


VA Goveror Blueprint for Easing Public Health Restrictions
VA (10/1/20) Continues in Phase 3
VDOT (8/21/20) Updated Memorandum to the Contracting Community
VA Governor (8/5/20) Launches COVIDWISE exposure notification app
VA Goveror (7/27/20) Announces $70 Million Rebuild VA Economic Recovery Fund for small businesses impacted by COVID-19
VDOT (6/8/20) Memorandum to the Contracting Community re potential impacts to contractors
Arlington County (6/12/20) Phase 2 Reopening Information
Fairfax County (6/12/20) Phase 3 Guidelines
City of Fairfax (6/12/20) Reopening Information and Guidelines
VA Goveror (5/27/20) Announces face covering requirement and workplace safety regulations
VDOT (3/24/20) Letter on Contractor Safety
VDOT Comissioner's Letter to the Contracting Community
VDOT's Modified Technical Interview Process for COVID-19


Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery
Most of Maryland (9/18/20) Is in Stage 3 of Recovery
​Gov. Hogan (7/29/20) Expands mask order - all people over age 5 must wear a mask in public areas​
Out-of-State Travel Advisory (7/29/20) MD residents strongly advised against travel to states with positivity rate of 10% or higher, and if they do travel should get tested and self-quarantine while awaiting results
Gov. Hogan (6/30/20) Announced acquisition of 250,000 Rapid Antigen Tests from Becton Dickinson through bipartisan interstate testing compact with Rockefeller Foundation - rapid tests to be deployed to nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, correctional and juvenile detention centers
Joint MD Transportation Coalition Delegation Letter to Maryland Delegation Members
Back to Business Guidelines (6/12/20)
Back to Business Pledge (5/13/20) That all business owners are encouraged to sign and display at their place of business
Montgomery County (9/18/20) Continues in Phase 2 (Guidelines)
Montgomery County (6/12/20) Business Reopening Requirements
Prince George's County (9/18/20) Continues in Phase 2
Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (4/16/20) Update and link to new DPS ebox for submitting docs/plans.
MDOT SHA (4/15/20) Extends Due Date for 2019 Overhead Rates
MDOT SHA (4/15/20) COVID-19 Notices for Contractors and Consultants
MDOT SHA Letter to the Consulting/Contracting Community
Federal Agencies

USACE (4/17/20) Task Order Awards: New Procedures and (4/9/20) Webinar on USACE COVID-19 response plus Q&A from Webinar
U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship (3/31/20) Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (3/31/20) Coronavirus Emergency Loans Guide and Checklist for Small Businesses
​DHS Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) (3/28/20) Advisory Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response
DHS Chief Procurement Officer's Message Laying Out the Department's Coronavirus Policies for Contractors
USACE Baltimore District: Army Corps to limit Regulatory Program operations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, DC in response to COVID-19

Other Useful Resources

APTA - The COVID-19 Pandemic - Public Transportation Responds: Safeguading Riders and Employees - State & Local Government Responses to COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC's Resource Page includes what you should know about the virus, situation updates, and information for travelers, businesses, and others. CDC has also issued Guidance for Mass Gatherings.
National Governors Association - Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

World Health Organization - COVID-19 Outbreak - This guide provides recommendations for risk assessment, connecting with local authorities in the event location, and specific action plans for COVID-19 disease, among other topics.

US Chamber of Commerce - Combating the Coronavirus