The AFT is working nonstop to protect the health and safety of our members, including workers on the front lines. Below are resources and guidance for leaders and members in all of our divisions about the COVID-19 pandemic.
AFT resources on the COVID-19 coronavirus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first U.S. case of a new coronavirus on Jan. 21, in the state of Washington. The CDC and the World Health Organization are working to stem the outbreak of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) believed to have begun in Wuhan, China. The U.S. is the fifth country outside of China to report cases of the virus. The AFT has developed a fact sheet outlining CDC guidelines that will help healthcare workers to recognize symptoms of the virus and recommended precautions healthcare workers should take to protect themselves and their community.
COVID-19 Information and resources
Get information about what nurses and health professionals can do to safeguard against the virus.
What teachers, paraprofessionals, school nurses and custodians can do to safeguard against the virus.
Now is a good time for higher education institutions to review and evaluate their current infection control practices.
Recommendations for infection control, and site-specific facility planning and preparation.