As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect communities across the globe, CWA leaders are engaging with employers to ensure that they are providing CWA members with comprehensive safety and prevention measures in an environment that encourages open and free communication without fear of reprisal or negative impacts on pay or continued employment.
CWA’s Health and Safety department has established a process for locals to report on what protections employers have put in place as well as for members to report any incidents of exposure or infection. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms consistent with infection, please contact your CWA Local or District immediately.
Local health and safety committees are also sharing information with members on protocols for avoiding infection at their workplaces.
These resources provide more information on how to protect yourself from coronavirus infection, what to do if you are sick, and how to address the risk of infection in your workplace:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019
Occupational Safety and Health Administration COVID-19 Hazard Recognition
AFL-CIO Coronavirus Resources
Mar 5, 2020 – CWA Addresses Coronavirus Outbreak
— Read on cwa-union.org/news/cwa-addresses-coronavirus-outbreak