Canada confirmed its first case of the virus in January. PHOTO: Getty Images
COVID-19, or coronavirus, was first identified in Wuhan, China late last year. The virus has since spread around the globe, with the World Health Organization officially declaring it a pandemic March 11.
Governments across Canada have taken extreme steps to prevent the further spread of the virus, with serious immediate and long-term implications for all industries, including construction.
Click here for a list of construction events cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus.
Aecon withdraws financial guidance as it weighs impact of slow downs, stoppages tied to coronavirus
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Coronavirus crisis brings construction industry’s long-standing issues with job site sanitation to forefront
CCA lays out standardized set of health and safety protocols to help job sites contend with coronavirus
Construction on Woodfibre LNG project in B.C. delayed a year as virus slows component deliveries
Construction industry answers call from hospitals to donate in-demand protective gear
Construction labour groups raise concerns over job site safety amid outbreak
‘No time for half measures’: Ontario, Quebec order shutdown of non-essential businesses
Husky Energy pauses construction on West White Rose Project in Newfoundland in response to coronavirus
Job sites stay open across country, though pair of Quebec unions call for halt to construction
No precedents put construction in ‘uncharted waters’ on force majeure clauses, coronavirus
Contractors, governments formulate coronavirus response, but construction sites remain open, for now
AHES postponed due to coronavirus
CONEXPO-CON/AGG to close a day early as coronavirus concerns mount
The impact of pandemic on construction’s supply chain: A new risk profile
One week out: Final prep underway for CONEXPO, special care being taken for coronavirus