Coronavirus Resource Center for Council 4 Members

Council 4's union office in New Britain is closed to the public unless there is essential business. Our staff is fully available to represent our members during this crisis.
Please click here to read Executive Director Jody Barr's message dated May 21,2020.

As we navigate our way through a public health crisis,  Council 4 is working to protect the health and safety of our members and our communities, and to prevent financial harm caused by workplace shutdowns.

The situation around the coronavirus epidemic is rapidly changing. Please utilize this COVID-19 Resource Center for updates, fact sheets, advocacy steps, event notifications and more. 

If you have immediate coronavirus-related concerns, please be sure to reach out to your local union leadership or your Council 4 Representative. Click here to access our Council 4 staff listing.

Council 4 Member Information and Resources:

  • Click here for the CT AFL-CIO's fact sheet on filing workers' comp claims related to COVID-19.
  • Click here for the State of CT Frequently Asked Questions. (Updated 5/9/20)
  • Click here to learn about the state's childcare subsidy for essential workers. (Application due 5/22/20)
  • Click here Guidance regarding absences, requests for telework and/or changes in work schedules due to COVID-19 (REVISED 5/8/20)
  • Click here for our Council 4 members-only COVID-19 impact survey.  
  • Click here for the latest SEBAC analysis, OPM/DAS guidelines and new housing protocols for state employees. (April 20)
  • Click here for Gov. Lamont's Executive Order on Continued Funding for Boards of Education and Continued Payment of Board of Education Employees (March 30)
  • Click here for Gov. Lamont's Executive Order, "Stay Safe, Stay Home (March. 20)
  • Click here for our 2nd COVID-19 Video FAQs for our NP-3 Administrative Clerical Bargaining Unit
  • Click here for our COVID-19 Video FAQs for our. NP-3 Administrative Clerical Bargaining Unit
  • If you become unemployed due to coronavirus (COVID-19), you should file for unemployment benefits. Go to and click the blue button. 
  • Click here for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information from the State of Connecticut.
  • If you live in Connecticut and have general questions about coronavirus, you can also call 211 or text the word "COVID19" to 898211.
  • Click here for Attorney General William Tong's Guidance on Price Gouging Enforcement.

AFSCME Fact Sheets:

Legislative Advocacy:

OSHA Resources:

CDC Resources:

  • Click here for the CDC flyer, Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease.
  • Click here for the CDC Flyer, Stop the Spread of Germs (English).
  • Click here for the CDC Flyer, Stop the Spread of Germs (Spanish)

Council 4 & AFSCME Event Updates:

COVID-19 has forced numerous. cancellations and postponements. Stay tuned for further updates on union events, or check our Calendar section.  Thank you.