While social distancing directives have reduced COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in many areas, several states are reporting spikes and record numbers of cases.
All CWA members should continue to practice appropriate protocols for avoiding infection. If you are at high risk for exposure at work, your employer should be providing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment. For those who are not at high risk, and for guidance when you are off the job, make sure to review our tips for non-medical/community face masks at https://cwa-union.org/non-medical-face-masks.
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.