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, 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:

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Informative links:

Governor Newsom Announces Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Workers who Contract COVID-19 During Stay at Home Order

State Guidance For the Use of Face Coverings

PDF icon Families First Coronavirus Response Act

PDF icon CARES Act Summary

PDF icon Paid Leave in the COVID-19 Crisis

PDF icon LCC-AFL-CIO COVID 19 Legal Issues

PDF icon USDOL Employee Leave Entitlements and Eligibility

PDF icon Consumer Federation - GEICO's Bogus Credit Policyholders

PDF icon Jason Metz | FORBES - Car Insurance Refunds Gain Momentum

Below are additional links that may be helpful: