Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

We at AFGE take the health of our members very seriously, and wanted to share more information with you and your colleagues regarding the Zika virus. As you know, the Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus common in tropical climates, like South America and the Caribbean.

For an overview on the Zika virus, how it spreads, and how you can protect yourself and your family, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website here.

In September 2016, OPM released a memo about human resources flexibilities and authorities for Federal employees affected by the Zika virus (including information from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration).

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to AFGE's health and safety expert, Milly Rodriguez, by emailing comments@afge.org.

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