The opening survey question by NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association was “in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, is your company still conducting routine business operations and hours of service?” Out of 224 responses, 85.27 percent said “yes.” Another question asked if the member company’s crews experienced logistical issues on the road, i.e., hotel and food accommodations, as a result of the virus (65 percent said “yes”).
The association unveiled the results of the nine-question Member COVID-19 Impact Survey yesterday.
The survey, conducted over a six day period from Friday, March 27, to Wednesday, April 1, 2020, included responses from 224 member companies with headquarters in 40 different states. NATE conducted the survey to assess how the COVID-19 public health pandemic is impacting the industry in order to help guide the association’s efforts to identify future membership needs and resources during these unprecedented times.
“Surveys are snapshots in time. The association believes the NATE Member COVID-19 Impact Survey contains valuable insight directly from the front lines of deployment that can be a resource for members of Congress, government agencies, wireless carriers, broadcasters, tower owners, construction management firms, sub-contractors and tower technicians during this very fluid pandemic situation,” stated President/CEO Todd Schlekeway.