AFSCME Council 13 to continue servicing members remotely amid coronavirus outbreak
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, AFSCME Council 13 and its district councils will be restricting in-person visits to offices and will use phone/videoconferencing services to continue to serve members. This is being done out of an abundance of caution and in compliance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Many AFSCME members still report to duty on the frontlines of public service, so Council 13 staff representatives will remain available, including Council 13’s Member Resource Center, which can be reached at 1-800-5-AFSCME (1-800-523-7263). If you call the MRC, you will be prompted to leave a message and will receive a return phone call.
This is a rapidly developing situation that affects many public services and institutions powered by AFSCME-represented workers. Council 13 remains in direct contact with local leaders and the more than 400 employers that employ its members.
AFSCME International has compiled a webpage with resources that address how to keep yourself and your family safe, including resources that specifically address concerns public service workers may have. That can be found at www.afscme.org/covid-19.
Please continue to monitor www.AFSCME13.org, as well as information from state and federal agencies, as this situation develops.