Posts from July 2020.
Posted in Hero Highlights

This article is part of a series in which Brooks Pierce highlights clients that are going above and beyond to help combat the effects of the COVID-19 crisis in their communities.

Cintra, a subsidiary of global infrastructure operator Ferrovial, is a key partner in developing the I-77 Express lanes between Charlotte and Mooresville. The company’s work in Mecklenburg County drew its attention to the growing number of families in the community struggling with basic needs like food and housing due to COVID-19. So, the company decided to give back in a number of ways.

In May, Ferrovial ... Read More 

Posted in Education

On July 14, 2020, Gov. Roy Cooper outlined a plan for K-12 school openings. Under Plan B, schools are required to follow certain guidelines issued by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Schools may also choose to reopen under Plan C—remote learning only—and school districts are encouraged to allow families to opt-in to all-remote learning.

North Carolina issued guidance regarding what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) school districts will receive from the state through a two-month PPE Starter Pack, as well as what PPE school districts ... Read More 

Posted in Employment

The one constant in the COVID-19 pandemic is that the guidance keeps changing. We have highlighted it before and we’ll do it again: Part of every employer’s COVID-19 preparedness and response plan needs to include the designation of someone in the company who will periodically review the website for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other key organizations such as the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services for changes to their guidance on COVID-19 precautions.

On Monday, the CDC changed key elements in its recommendation for determining when a ... Read More 

This week, Gov. Roy Cooper outlined a plan for K-12 school openings and extended the “Safer at Home” Phase 2 of the state’s plan to respond to the COVID-19 virus.   

Under the Plan B outlined by the Governor, schools are required to follow key safety measures including:

  • Requiring face coverings for all teachers and students
  • Limiting the total number of students, staff and visitors within a school building to the extent necessary to maintain six feet of spacing when students/staff will be stationary 
  • Conducting symptom screening, including temperature checks 
  • Establishing a ...


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