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.

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. 

Resources for leaders

Guidance for collective bargaining, essential employees, FAQs and more

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COVID-19 Information and resources