COVID-19 Resources

This will serve as a database of information we currently have regarding COVID-19, what it means for our industry and the different resources available to you.

From NABTU (North America’s Building Trades Unions)

Government Affairs and Legislative Resources

Federal Information

Congress has passed two major pieces of legislation addressing COVID-19, and the president has signed them into law. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) were designed to provide economic relief for businesses and workers severely impacted by COVID-19. NABTU lobbied very aggressively to ensure each bill contained policies that would help the working families of the construction industry as well as its contractors.

Update on Employee Protection Provisions in the U.S. Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act

Contractor Summary of CARES Act

State Information

Legal Resources

Health and Safety Resources

Jobsite and Worker Guidance

OSHA Information

CDC Resources

USDOL Information

WHO Information

This information is also on our COVID-19 Resources webpage. This site is updated daily to keep you informed with the latest health, safety and industry resources, press releases, legal guidance and government affairs information.

We are here to support you all during this ever-changing situation. Always feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns or suggestions as we want to be as helpful as possible.


Additionally, here are some links to resources that we at Local 236 have gathered to assist you and your family through these times:

Updated 3/30/20: IP Stephenson has sent out a FAQ with answers on some referral procedures.  Read it here.

Family Educational and Entertainment Resources:

Kahn Academy
Life Science Kids
People Magazine List
The Journal Educational Links
Open Culture Educational Media


Scam info:


US Homeland Security (CISA)
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)


About the Coronavirus:

About Coronavirus (WHO)
How to Protect Yourself (CDC)
Symptoms (CDC)
Corona Virus Q & A  (WHO)
Public Health Advice (WHO)
International Outbreak Map (WHO)
About Coronavirus Disease (CDC)
USA Outbreak Map (CDC)
Johns Hopkins Outbreak Map
NYS Dept of Health

COVID-19 Prevention for Construction Trades


Coronavirus-related legislation:


Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Your Rights under the act.

Obtaining an order of quarantine



Worker Relief:

NYS Worker Relief table
NYS Paid Sick Leave
NYS Paid Family Leave
US Federal Govt Relief table

Form to file for COVID-19 related FMLA

NYS DOL Unemployment Website, NYS Unemployment Insurance Information and FAQ

UPDATED 4/1/20: An additional FAQ released by NYS DOL

Here is a step by step process to file a claim.


IBEW Local 236 Contacts:

IBEW Local 236 continues operating strictly by phone, email and through our website.  Please call the office for guidance or any information you need.

Local 236 Funds Office is also operating strictly by phone, online and email. Please coordinate with the funds department for any document requirements.
Local 236 Funds Website

Please, contact the JATC if you have any questions relating to their classes or operations.
Tri-City JATC Website