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COVID CAUSES CHANGES IN HOMEOWNER BEHAVIOR
A recent survey from the National Kitchen & Bath Association revealed that 22% of homeowners want to renovate to feel more comfortable in their homes during covid-19. Nearly half of US households still have an adult working from home so it appears that we are on the cusp of a permanent shift in how people work and live in their homes. Respondents top changes of habit related to their homes included: Cooking/eating more at home” (55%), “Disinfect spaces more frequently” (46%), “Spend more time in the kitchen” (45%), and “Buying/storing more supplies in bulk” (30%). As a result, respondents noted that the kitchen and bathroom were the top two spaces they would like to renovate.
USTR BLOCKS ILLEGAL TIMBER FROM PERU
The US Trade Representative has directed US Customs to continue blocking timber imports from a Peruvian exporter due to illegally harvested timber found in its supply chain.
"We remain committed to trade and investment that accelerates economic growth and simultaneously protects the environment," said Ambassador Lighthizer.
CDC UPDATES DEFINITION OF CLOSE CONTACT
Last week the CDC updated its definition of close contact in regards to covid-19 for contact tracing. The CDC now defines close contact as someone who was within six feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset until the time the patient is isolated.
NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK
National Apprenticeship Week is approaching, taking place November 8-14. The event, now in its sixth year, is a nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities, and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs and apprentices wiles providing valuable information to career seekers.