Bloomberg Law
March 30, 2020, 8:47 PMUpdated: March 30, 2020, 9:48 PM

DOL Telework Policy Questioned as Worker Contracts Covid-19 (1)

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

A Labor Department employee has tested positive for Covid-19, three weeks after agency leadership initially decided to maintain normal operations when it learned of a confirmed diagnosis in the same Virginia office building.

The DOL employee works for the Mine Safety and Health Administration and was last at the agency’s headquarters in Arlington, Va., on March 18, according to an email Sunday to MSHA employees from Li-Tai Sikiu Bilbao, the agency’s director of administration and management. The building’s fourth floor, which houses MSHA staff, is now closed, and all “employees who have been in contact have been directed to self-isolate,” ...

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