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COVID-19 Policy Updates

The Teamsters Union’s Department of Political and Legislative Action has put together these downloadable fact sheets to help keep you up-to-date on policy developments around the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disney Update for Teamsters

Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World resort in Florida will remain closed until further notice as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread in the United States, the company recently announced. This is the first time in Disney history that all of their parks worldwide are closed.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. This fact sheet will be updated online as needed. See links at the end of this fact sheet for the most up-to-date information.

COVID-19 is spreading rapidly within the United States. The outbreak has been declared a national emergency in the United States and a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. Protecting essential workers who engage in local and regional parcel delivery should be a priority so that they can continue to provide goods and services without getting sick or spreading the infection to their communities.

Emergency Declaration to Suspend the Hours of Service Rule

Effective March 13, 2020, and amended on March 18, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a nationwide emergency declaration to provide regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations providing emergency relief in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Commercial drivers are experiencing problems renewing their Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs) and Medical Certificates as many State Driver’s Licensing Agencies are complying with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance on social distancing. Medical providers nationwide have reprogrammed their activities and resources to meet the increasing need for medical support to deal with the public health crisis we are facing due to the Coronavirus.


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