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Temporary Closure of Two Regional Offices Due to Possible COVID-19 Exposures

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Effective immediately, the National Labor Relations Board’s offices in Cleveland and New Orleans will be closed temporarily while an employee in each of these offices is tested for COVID-19. The Agency is taking this step to ensure the health and safety of our employees and the public.

Under today’s announcement, all employees in these offices will telework until notified otherwise. Regional personnel will continue to handle unfair labor practice investigations and processing representation petitions. Additional guidance regarding future hearings and elections will be issued at a later date. Parties should continue to e-file documents, as required by GC- 20-01.

Individuals needing immediate assistance from Region 8, Cleveland may contact Region 6, Pittsburgh at (412) 395-4400.

Individuals needing immediate assistance from Region 15, New Orleans may contact SubRegion 26, Memphis at (901) 544-0019.

NLRB Leadership continues to monitor and assess the impact of COVID-19 on Agency operations and will continue to keep our staff and the public informed of any developments.

Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employees and employers, and unions from unfair labor practices and protects the right of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve wages, benefits and working conditions. The NLRB conducts hundreds of workplace elections and investigates thousands of unfair labor practice charges each year.