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*CORONAVIRUS* What You Need To Know

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CWA Addresses Coronavirus OutbreakMarch 5, 2020

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.

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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, contact your healthcare provider immediately and follow reporting procedures established by your employer. Also, notify your CWA Local or District as soon as possible.

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:

eNewsletter Issue: Mar 5, 2020 - CWA Addresses Coronavirus Outbreak




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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Employee Resources & Recommendations

If you have questions about COVD-19, please talk to your supervisor. Tools have been provided to help them handle many of your questions.


Since the outbreak began, we've taken important preventative measures to help our colleagues around the world. We will provide updates on this page, as the situation warrants.


Updated March 13, 2020:  COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Frequently Asked Questions


As a reminder, here are 5 things to minimize the spread of this, and other respiratory viruses.

  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly. Be sure to count to 20.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Disinfect your workspace daily. Don't forget your phone.
  • Take care of yourself by eating well, staying hydrated and resting.
  • If you start to feel sick, prepare to stay home to not pass it on.



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