How the Building Trades were Impacted During COVID-19 | Ask This Old House

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In this video, the This Old House team shares how the pandemic affected each of their trades. They talk about the changes in their industries and the challenges they all faced.

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In this video, Jenn Nawada shares that landscape trucks used color coded tools assigned to each worker to limit cross contamination. Mark McCullough explains that all the trades faced shortages in materials from transportation and factories all getting hit by COVID. If a worker tested positive for the disease, it could cause shutdowns for two weeks; halting everything down the line of production. While more people wanted work done on their houses with all the time that they spent at home, lack of resources made it tough for the tradespeople to keep up with the work. The guys also share what positive things that they found came from the pandemic.

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