Construction and building industry has been hit really hard by the global pandemic. Many projects have been either cancelled, or postponed and scaled back. Layoffs were significant and now, as the work starts to pick up, it is difficult to attract qualified workforce. There is a persistent belief that workers in this sector have a relatively high exposure risk. Yet, data is inconclusive which only adds the fuel to the debate and makes it hard to reach a consensus.
- It is unsure if construction is high risk due to the lack of data.
- Even with the data that is given, there are many contradictions with that data.
- Some places are heavily affected by it, while other places are experiencing far less.
“For instance, a recent report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment found that more construction workers died of COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic than those in any other industry in the state.”