A portable sink that Potter Construction provides at each jobsite, in addition to portable toilets. Photo by Potter Construction
The trade group Associated General Contractors of America has set guidelines for crews to follow, including asking occupants to maintain a minimum 6-foot distance, workers washing hands before and after work, limiting the number of visitors to only those necessary for the job, screening workers upon arrival for virus exposure and respiratory symptoms, and glove and face protection for all workers.
You should make sure you see the required sanitary supplies mandated for construction crews during the pandemic. “We do postings of signage and provide hand sanitizer and a portable toilet with a sink. [Early in the pandemic] it was just a toilet. Those were replaced with ones with sinks and soap,” Farkash says. All in all, Farkash says it seems there’s a little less panic over COVID than there was in the spring, though things aren’t completely back to normal. “We’re getting more kitchen and bath remodels. I get the feeling people realize we have a pandemic but life goes on,” he says.