As COVID-19 Cases Soar, Follow Safety Precautions

As COVID-19 cases continue to soar in many states, it is important to follow basic precautions – on and off the job – to keep yourself, your family members, and your co-workers safe.

  • Wash your hands often. Washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is ideal, but when soap and water are not available, you should use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Stay 6 feet apart. Whenever possible, put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household even when you are wearing a mask.
  • Wear a mask. You should wear a mask in public settings and when you are around people who don’t live in your household, unless you have an underlying condition that would make it dangerous to do so. While masks are particularly important when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, you should wear a mask even when you are able to put more than 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.


If you are at high risk for exposure at work, your employer should be providing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

If you have concerns about COVID-19 protocols in your workplace, contact your shop steward or a local officer.

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms consistent with infection, contact your healthcare provider immediately and follow reporting procedures established by your employer. Also notify your CWA Local or District as soon as possible.

For more information about COVID-19 safety and resources for those in need, visit cwa.org/covid-19