Covid-19 Resources and Updates

RACCA Apprenticeship Program Update:


To all our Participating Employers and Apprentices;

Our partner, Pinellas Technical College, has announced it will not reopen until April15th at the earliest. Therefore, RACCA will not attempt to restart classes. We are going to establish a review process in advance of final exams. We will communicate these review requirements to Apprentices so that they may study at home over the next few weeks. We are researching  a couple of different ways to deliver the final exams to all students, including the possibility of online testing.  We will continue to provide updates as we receive them. In the meantime, we urge everyone to use good hygiene, avoid large gatherings and please stay safe.

Keane Bismarck
RACCA Apprenticeship Administrator



Upcoming Events (we will continue to monitor CDC guidelines and update our schedule as needed):

  • 3/21 Sporting Clays Tournament – Postponed until 5/30
  • 4/9 Distracted Driving Program with Federated Insurance – Postponed
  • 4/29 & 4/30 RACCA 2 Day C.E Course Event – Cancelled



Resources on Covid-19 from our associate members and industry supporters:


CDC Prevention Guidelines

Google’s Dedicated Page to Covid-19 Resources

CDCCoronavirus Interim Guidance for Business and Employers

CDCBusiness Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist

OSHAHow to Maintain Operations During a Pandemic

DOL/WHDEmployee Rights Poster for Offices

FRACCAOur state association has several resources on their site

Reopening Florida FAQ’s from FRACCA


Right to Work/HVAC Considered Essential Employees:


Under Homeland Security HVAC is recognized as essential under IT (search HVAC in doc for all refrences)

Pinellas Safer at Home Order (HVAC recognized on page 4 #9)

Hillsborough Safer at Home Order (HVAC Recognized at the bottom of page under “Trades & Services”)

Pasco (No order yet)


Business Preparedness:


Federated Insurance has announced a credit for all active Federated insurance plans, as well as an opportunity for all RACCA members to utilize an estate planning with an attorney benefit normally offered just to Federated clients.

COVID-19 Client Relief Credit for Federated Insurance Policies
COVID-19 virtual succession planning for RACCA Members
Tyler Selesky
Federated Insurance
Megan Sewell
Sr. Sales Consultant


Tax Information:


Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

Tax Credits for Small to Mid-Size businesses
Stella Valitutto, CPA
CFO Connections – President, Owner




Online CE Course Options

Due to the cancellation of RACCA’s 2-day CE event, below are 2 options for taking the required 14 hours for license renewal online. You can also purchase courses separately if you only need a few hours.

Omni –

Red Vector –



Esco has released free webinars to help techs study for the EPA exam

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