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Note: The following paragraphs summarize the category of Health and Safety (H&S) observed in July. More information about the specific category from July (and previous months) can be found in the downloaded report(s).The number in square brackets (e.g., ) refers to a reference where the reader can find more infomation about a specific statement. The references can be found in the References list below, Systematized References page or in the dowloaded report.
H&S have been discussed slightly less in July than in June (14%) but overall, the H&S discussion remained on the same level over the past three months (and twofold less in comparison to the April data). The July discussion focuses on facial coverings / masks; types, features, effectiveness, who should wear them and when ; including which face coverings are best for preventing jobsite coronavirus spread, summer adds heat to facemask enforcement challenges . Goldman Sachs claimed that face masks could actually save the economy. 
Other topics include expectations of vaccine development and progress (should be launched by the end of this year) , discussions if specific COVID-19 responses were adequate , open-for-interpretation official guidelines prompting some states in the US to enact temporary standards, etc. The contractors report OSHA shutting down jobsites that don’t follow jobsite guidelines for social distancing, handwashing and other coronavirus-related precautions.  Reports of positive COVID-19 cases on construction sites is growing. 
Mental health crisis continues to follow the pandemic and the situation is worsening. Stress related to the coronavirus and the global pandemic can take a huge short- and long-term toll on mental and physical health.  Countless free sources of information (websites, videos, fireside chats) are inundating the internet. Therapists suggest that planning a trip can help mental health . Reopening and workplace re-entry continue to be marked with fears of virus contagion. Customers are afraid of going to stores; “fearful and frugal: there’s also a health component to how safe, comfortable and protected people feel.” . Environmental wellness has become the most important topic in building and cities design. 
Previous June Category Summary
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