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.
As the situation is emerging and continually evolving, and our staff is monitoring the situation.
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.
As a result of ongoing discussions and to address the recently declared National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak, NECA and the IBEW have reached agreement for a national agreement to address the COVID-19 pandemic (or similar diseases) and potential emergency situations created by it. The linked “National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA)” has been reviewed and approved unanimously by the NECA Executive Committee and was made available for use effective March 16, 2020.
This threat is ongoing and must be continually monitored by the Parties who agree to discuss any new legislation or regulation related to the coronavirus or similar disease that may impact this Agreement. The Parties may mutually terminate this Agreement immediately, and either party may unilaterally terminate this Agreement by providing at least a 90-day written notification to the other party.
This agreement will be put forward to the Board of Governors for ratification at a later date.
Read the Full Agreement