COVID-19 (coronavirus) update

UPDATE (March 6, 2020): Testing for COVID–19 (coronavirus) will be $0 copay for Aetna members that qualify (based on CDC guidelines for testing). This includes PEBTF-covered commonwealth employees. Click here to read full press release.

UPDATE (March 12, 2020): Statement from Executive Director David Fillman on COVID-19 (coronavirus)

UPDATE (March 16, 2020): AFSCME Council 13 to continue servicing members remotely amid coronavirus outbreak

UPDATE (March 18, 2020): AFSCME Council 13 Convention POSTPONED

UPDATE (March 26, 2020): COVID-19 Workplace Issues: Frequently Asked Questions

UPDATE (March 26, 2020): AFSCME President: COVID-19 Relief Bill is a Good Down Payment

UPDATE (March 27, 2020): AFSCME Council 13 demands impact bargaining with Commonwealth over essential employees

As AFSCME Council 13 continues to gather information and monitor the situation in Pennsylvania, AFSCME International President Lee Saunders released the following statement regarding COVID-19 (the coronavirus):

With COVID-19 (the coronavirus) continuing to spread, we are being vigilant about taking every step possible to protect AFSCME members and the communities they serve. Whenever there is a crisis or challenge, people are counting on us to be part of the solution. When public health is at stake, public service workers are all in. But we are also uniquely at risk.

Timely and accurate information is essential at moments like these. We have put together a new online resource webpage where you can access all materials in one centralized place. It includes links to state and local health departments, essential tips about symptoms and prevention, industry-by-industry guidance and much more. The webpage is

We will continue to be in touch as new developments arise. Thank you for everything you do.