In response to the release of the National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA) on Monday March 16 that was designed to address the current national public health emergency and to provide guidance for our industry, we have received a number of questions.
The attached NDERA Questions and Answers has been written to address the questions we have received from the field to date and the guidance is intended to answer as many of those questions as possible. These questions and answers are subject to being revised by NECA and the IBEW as often as necessary.
The questions and answers have been vetted and reviewed by both IBEW and NECA Leadership including IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson, IBEW International Secretary Treasurer Kenny Cooper, NECA President Larry Beltramo and NECA CEO David Long. Additionally, these Questions and Answers have also received legal review from the legal counsels of both organizations.
This threat is ongoing and must be continually monitored by the parties who have agreed to discuss any questions, new legislation or regulation related to the coronavirus or similar disease that may impact this agreement. This agreement has provided the electrical construction industry with the ability to react quickly to potential emergencies related to this pandemic.
Once again, the IBEW and NECA are leaders in the construction industry with the development of the NDERA and other organizations in the construction industry are working on similar agreements for their industries using the NDERA as the pattern.
If you have any questions, please be sure to contact either the IBEW or NECA national organizations.