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 The Union meeting that is scheduled for 3/14/2020 is currently CANCELLED until further notice, due to the concerns revolving around COVID-19.

In an attempt to protect the health of our fellow brothers and sisters, the shop here at the hall will be closed for the next few weeks. We anticipate the possibility of re-opening for normal training on April 6th, 2020.


March 17th, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
          The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is currently an international health concern. While the situation may still change, at this point, we are doing our best to keep job sites both open and safe during this time. Please help us to do so by following safety guidelines and being aware of symptoms and best responses to COVID-19.
         It is important to know that this virus can infect people of any race or identity, and those that have been in contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or those that have recently traveled to an area with an increased risk of exposure are at a higher risk of contracting this virus. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. COVID-19 is mainly spread from person to person in close contact through respiratory droplets from an infected person’s sneeze or cough. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise simple but important ways to help avoid contracting or spreading COVID-19 or other viruses:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
• Stay home if you are sick
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

Additional safety tips we recommend for job sites specifically:

• Have smaller or individual meetings if necessary, rather than large meetings

• Keep separation of at least 6 feet during rest periods and lunches

• Workers should consider bringing lunch from home and avoiding crowded lunch trucks, restaurants, or coffee shops. Go directly to work and home with as little contact with the general public as possible.

• Don’t shake hands when greeting others

      Please keep in mind that if you believe you have come into contact with someone who is infected with COVID-19, even if you yourself are not sick, you may be infecting others. If you believe you have been exposed, you should stay at home and contact your health care provider.

      Our Local 549 office is still open, but please conduct business by phone or email rather than in person, if at all possible. The shop is closed until further notice.

      Please see the below links for resources you may need:

• Governor Gavin Newsom's Office (for latest updates regarding COVID-19):   California Governor

• Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

• File a claim for unemployment, disability, and/or paid family leave benefits: Employment Development Department

• Labor Workforce and Development Agency: Labor Workforce & Development Agency

• The counties Small Business Development Centers have access to capital, advisory services, and business seminars: Solano Small Business Development Center and Contra Costa Small Business Development Center

• For updates for Contra Costa County, visit: Contra Costa County Main Webpage

• For updates for Solano County, visit: Solano County Webpage

• Contra Costa County Health & Human Services for links to CalWorks: Benefits - CalWorks

• County Health & Human Services to CalFresh: Solano - CalFresh