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Local Union 30
Stay informed. Find the latest COVID-19 updates and resources on this page.
Unfortunately, the pandemic shows no signs of abating. In fact, the fall surge that many scientists predicted is here. This harsh reality is being compounded by “Covid fatigue.” While we are weary of dealing with the virus for months on end, it is extremely important that we continue to adhere to recommended CDC guidelines. Out of exhaustion and frustration, too many people are letting their guards down. As a result, COVID-19 cases are increasing across the country, including the areas we cover.
PLEASE TAKE THE PROPER STEPS TO ENSURE THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN THE BEST POSITION TO STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY THROUGH THIS TUMULTUOUS TIME.
Remember the basics:
- Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your face and making physical contact with others
- Use hand sanitizer frequently
- Practice social distancing
- Stay at home if you feel unwell!
- If someone in your family or someone you’ve come in contact with tests positive for COVID-19, do not go to work. Alert your employer, get a COVID-19 test, and plan to quarantine for 14 days no matter your test results (it can take up to 14 days after exposure for a test to show positive).
We can regain control of the situation if we adhere to these recommended protocols.
FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT
If you find yourself separated from work due to the pandemic, there are resources available to help.
For assistance filing in Pennsylvania, contact Shawn McCullough, SMcCullough@rooferslu30.com
Filing in Pennsylvania: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Pennsylvania COVID-19 website: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
For assistance filing in New Jersey, contact Brian Pleis, BPleis@rooferslocal30.com
Filing in New Jersey: https://www.myunemployment.nj.gov/before/about/howtoapply/infoneeded.shtml
New Jersey COVID-19 website: https://covid19.nj.gov
Filing in Delaware: https://ui.delawareworks.com
Delaware COVID-19 website: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov
Filing in Maryland: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/unemployment.shtml
Maryland COVID-19 website: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov
Filing in Virginia: https://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed/online-services/apply-for-unemployment-benefits
Virginia COVID-19 website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/
Filing in Washington DC: https://does.dc.gov/service/start-your-unemployment-compensation-process
Washington DC COVID-19 website: https://coronavirus.dc.gov
Our jobs are high-risk and physically demanding, and many have faced physical, economic, and personal hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re struggling, you aren’t alone.
Unfortunately, substance misuse is all too common amongst construction workers; many workers take pain medications after an injury in order to get back to work, which might lead to a substance dependence. Others may begin to misuse drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with the demanding aspects of our jobs. COVID-19 has only put more stress on us all.
Roofers Local 30 is here for any members who may be facing these challenges and can connect you with helpful resources. Recovery is possible, and we encourage you to reach out to your union brothers and sisters. Take it from Steve Walsh, a Local 30 member and Outreach Manager at Promises Behavioral Health.
For more information and resources, visit www.promisesbehavioralhealth.com