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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Webinar Sept. 30th 9:00am

September 17, 2021

FREE VIRTUAL WEBINAR Thursday September 30, 2021 ~ 8:00 – 9:00am The Colorado Home Builders Association, Rocky Mountain MCA, Rocky Mountain NECA, SMACNA Colorado, Associated General Contractors and Colorado Contractors Association are offering a webinar to address the new and continually changing COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The announcement on September 9th by the White House is…

What Home Builders Need to Know About Vaccinations and Returning to Work

May 27, 2021

The entire world is in the middle of one of the largest public health initiatives in the history of humanity: The roll out of COVID-19 vaccinations to nearly 8 billion people. With such a momentous undertaking, there is a lot of uncertainty as new data and guidance becomes available. It is very important to NAHB…

State Aligns Mask Rules to CDC; Metro Counties are in Level Clear

May 18, 2021

Last week, Governor Polis amended the statewide mask order to align with updated CDC guidance. The state’s mask order expires on June 1. The administration said it will be the final statewide mask mandate. According to the CDC, individuals who are fully vaccinated can resume activities similar to before the pandemic. In addition, fully vaccinated…

COVID-19 Meeting and Event Procedures

February 16, 2021

NOTES: As of February 16, metro-area counties are at Yellow Level. Please be sure to check prior to an actual event date to see if the county where the event will be held has changed to a more or less restrictive level. These guidelines are subject to change and will be updated if the state,…

Govt Affairs Update from CAHB

February 9, 2021

Last Friday, Governor Polis announced the state’s new COVID-19 Dial 2.0. The Dial 2.0 is an update that changes the incidence metrics for each level, significantly lowering the threshold of cases that must be met in order to restore personal freedoms and business activities. The change moved most of Colorado’s populous counties-including Denver, Adams, Arapahoe,…

SBA and Treasury Release Updated PPP Rules

January 7, 2021

The Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury Department have released new regulations on the expanded Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as amended through the $900 billion coronavirus relief package that was enacted into law at the end of December. The coronavirus rescue package provides relief for small businesses from burdensome loan forgiveness requirements; creates a “second…

Governor announces new COVID risk level; 10-plus counties expected to move to Red by week’s end

November 20, 2020

With COVID-19 incidence rates climbing across Colorado, putting stress on hospitals, public health systems and health care workers, Gov. Polis Wednesday announced a change to the state’s COVID-19 risk dial, changing the Red (Severe Risk) Level and adding a Purple (Extreme Risk) Level. The new dial will go into effect on Friday. However, several counties…

Denver restricts gather sizes, strengthens its mask requirements; Don’t forget to vote; Redistricting committees looking for applications

October 26, 2020

COVID-19 cases are rising across Colorado and in Denver, leading Denver Mayor Michael Hancock last Friday to issue two new public health orders addressing face mask requirements and public and private gathering size limitations. In Denver, face coverings are now required for all indoor and outdoor activities and meetings with limited exceptions like organized athletic…

SHELTER AMID COVID | Providing housing, jobs

August 25, 2020

The past six months have certainly been difficult for our state. Colorado — and our state’s citizens, businesses, schools and nonprofits — have risen to the challenge to contain this pandemic, keep our communities safe and healthy, and maintain our economy. Homebuilders have embraced Colorado’s spirit of collaboration and cooperation to defeat COVID-19 —while keeping…

Gov. Polis Issues Statewide Mask Order for 30 Days

July 17, 2020

After spikes in COVID-19 rates across Colorado, and several counties and public health agencies instituting mask orders, Gov. Polis on Thursday issued a statewide mask order. The order is in effect immediately and will last until August 15. During Thursday’s COVID-19 press conference, the governor also announced a two-week pause on approving county variances. Under…

CDPHE Local Orders & Variances Information

May 26, 2020

Good morning HBA Members, The link below provides information that lists counties with variances from CDPHE. This may be helpful to you and your businesses. https://covid19.colorado.gov/public-health-executive-orders/local-orders-variances Best Regards and hope you all had a terrific Memorial weekend!      

COVID ORDERS BY HBA METRO DENVER JURISDICTIONS COMPILED IN ONE PLACE

May 5, 2020

Good morning. Most of us are entering week #8 of COVID related changes to our workplace and our lives.  During these last eight weeks, there have been multiple orders coming out of the Governor’s Office and, as I’ve been making sure to remind you all – multiple orders coming from the local municipalities and counties…

CEO Advocacy Update

April 30, 2020

Good Afternoon HBA Members, Below is an update from the Governor’s Office yesterday regarding the state’s response to COVID-19 and their testing strategy. If you would like to donate any PPE, the HBA is a collection site and we are partnering with health care provider organizations for any donations.  Please let me know if you’d…

Nominate a Nurse for Custom Closet Makeover

April 17, 2020

HBA shout out to HBA Member Closet Factory! In the month of April, Closet Factory is running a campaign called “Nominate a Nurse” to win a free custom closet makeover. Doug Lestickow, Vice President of Closet Factory was recently interviewed by Joana Canals on Colorado’s Best. Doug stated “everyone agrees the heros at this time…

Message to HBA Members from our CEO

April 14, 2020

Dear HBA of Metro Denver Members, It is nearing one month that most of us started experiencing changes to the term “business as usual”.  Working from home, zoom meetings, re-adjusting budgets and workplans…none of us saw it coming and all of us are impacted. The HBA of Metro Denver is no exception. As a trade organization that represents…

HBA CEO Advocacy Report : April 6, 2020 (A BIG NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT)

April 6, 2020

Good Afternoon HBA Members: I have good news…yes, good news today! The proponent behind the many state level anti-growth measures (Dan Hayes) has indicated this morning that his petition drive for 122 is over. He was quoted in the Colorado Sun. “Daniel Hayes, a Golden resident behind a ballot measure to limit housing growth in…

OSHA Enforcement Guidance

April 6, 2020

OSHA Enforcement Guidance on Respiratory Protection & N95 Shortage due to Coronavirus https://www.osha.gov/memos/2020-04-03/enforcement-guidance-respiratory-protection-and-n95-shortage-due-coronavirus Please see the above link just released by OSHA updating guidance on respirator shortage issues and enforcement discretion to permit the extended use and reuse of respirators (not just for healthcare personnel but for the protection of workers exposed to other respiratory…

CDPHE COVID-19 Construction Guidance

April 3, 2020

CDPHE COVID-19 Construction Guidance 040120 Due to the unique issues related to supply chain, financing, contract deadlines, and public need, construction may continue under Governor Polis’ stay-at-home order as long as Social Distancing Requirements are followed on construction worksites. This is intended to allow for continuity of operations on critical infrastructure such as roads, rails,…

COVID-19 Jobsite Safety Poster Now Available

April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Job Site Safety Poster Now Available for Download

Where Can Home Builders Stay on the Job?

March 30, 2020

The safety and health of all those who work in construction remains our top priority. The industry continues to adhere to all public health guidelines set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Centers for Disease Control. Work on a new unfinished home site occurs primarily outdoors and does not involve going…

Other COVID HBA Communications

Advocacy During Quarantine

Dear HBA of Metro Denver Members,

As you know, our HBA Advocacy is in place. We are working hard to make sure our industry can continue with inspections and permitting, as well as maintaining being considered an “essential industry” as we address this national pandemic that touches all of us. Please know that we have been in touch with OSHA regionally and nationally, asking them to provide alternative, approved safety measures for our field workers without fines so that we can help our front-line medical heroes. We are working with NAHB and our Congressional leaders, as well as our local governments.

We will be posting various messages on this page that may or may not have been shared via blog post. Feel free to bookmark this page as a reference for Advocacy issues, resources and announcements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please reach out to me directly with any questions surrounding these issues.

Together, our members will make a tremendous difference in these unprecedented times.  Thank you.


4/9/2020 | Several builder, lender, title, inspector and appraisal HBA members have asked me to help with clarification of Executive Order 20-24 Real Estate Business Limitation.

The best way for me to communicate any clarification surrounding this issue is to provide you with two YouTube Videos from yesterday and today from the Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR).  CAR’s Legal Department sought and received further guidance which has been shared with us and CAHB and shared through CAR videos that I think will be beneficial toward answering the questions we’ve received from our membership.

April 8, 2020 video link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DnMR1AGuxk

April 9, 2020 video link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0pAu3LjKog&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0yQXk1FJG96OTgH-Din4l_XO6zVvlZG2-V3QY03AjpGGZN76-uHpn1PTs


 

 

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