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NECA Coronavirus Resource Center


Chinese health authorities identified a new (or novel) coronavirus (officially called COVID‐19) on December 31, 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a “public health emergency of international concern” as the coronavirus outbreak spread beyond China. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the first human‐to‐human transmission of the coronavirus had occurred on January 30, 2020. On January 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a public health emergency and announced restrictions on travel between the U.S. and China. On February 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued its travel advisory telling U.S. citizens not to travel to China. Airlines around the world have canceled flights to and from China.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

In an effort to provide you with the most up-to-date information, the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)  developed the COVID-19 Global Case Tracker. Johns Hopkins experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness have been at the forefront of the international response to COVID-19. Their website is a resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives.

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NECA COVID Resources

This webpage was designed to provide information about the evolving coronavirus outbreak first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The information we have provided includes links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus.

NECA has collected numerous materials from a wide variety of sources to provide our contractors, chapters, and many partners with the most comprehensive information available. We will continue to monitor the situation and update the information on this page.

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January 13, 2022

NECA Legal Alert: Supreme Court Reinstitutes a Stay of OSHA's Vaccinate-or-Test ETS

The United States Supreme Court issued a per curiam decision reinstituting a stay of OSHA’s ETS. Read NECA's full Legal Alert on the decision.

January 13, 2022

NECA Names Jeff Beavers as Executive Director of Network Integration and Services

With more than 30 years in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, Beavers began his career in the U.S. Air Force as a cable splicer. He has served in various roles in the industry including lineman, installer/technician, and designer, as well as several management positions in construction and engineering. He recently served as President of BICSI, a global professional association supporting the advancement of the ICT community.

January 10, 2022

NECA Welcomes Ontario Electrical Contractors Association

The Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario was founded in 1948 to serve and represent the interests of the electrical contracting industry. ECAO members are also members of their area ECA, with 11 current ECAs across the region.

January 3, 2022

The NECA Manual of Labor Units and The Role of Construction Specifiers

The MLU has continuously evolved over its nearly 100-year life and in 2016, we reformatted the Manual to follow the Construction Specification Institute’s MasterFormat to better assist electrical contractors with their estimating processes. This article is to help you understand the reasoning behind that change and the role the construction specifier plays.

December 23, 2021

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Announces NECA’s Kevin Tighe as President and Chair

This is a volunteer position that will place Tighe at the head of the committee that holds authority over all programs and business affairs for the International Foundation, while continuing to serve in his current role at NECA.

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