Information for Members
The COVID-19 situation is evolving, and our workforce and union is adapting with a strategic and thorough response. Below are resources and information that we will continue to update as we have new information.
- Stay at Home Order
- MMB COVID Leave Policy
- MMB COVID Leave Request Form
- MMB FAQ re: COVID
- Joint statement with AFSCME
- Are you at high risk for complications from COVID?
- Governor's response information
MMB encourages state employees whose job duties can be performed through telework do so immediately. Here is a template request you can make to your supervisor.
Dear [Supervisor Name],
The MMB website is, “encouraging state employees whose job duties can be performed through telework on an ad hoc, short-term basis to do so in this situation.”
I am therefore requesting to telework for the duration of the COVID state of emergency. I believe I can perform my job remotely and am asking for permission to do so, effective immediately.
Intermittent COVID Leave and Teleworking
Employees who are able to telework, but unable to work 40 hours in a pay period because they are caring for child(ren) at home due to school or daycare closures should request intermittent COVID-19 Leave using this language in their formal request:
I am currently telecommuting full-time on a flexed schedule and plan to continue working as much as possible. I request intermittent leave of up to [XX] hours/pay period [or per day/week], which will allow me needed flexibility to take care of my school-age children.
Updates from Executive Director Lina Jamoul:
- COVID update 3 (March 15, 2020)
- COVID update 2 (March 13, 2020)
- COVID letter to members (March 11, 2020)
Minnesota Department of Health Information
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is providing up-to-date information about COVID-19. A special thank you to all of our MAPE members who are hard at work protecting Minnesotans.
Centers for Disease Control
The Centers for Disease Control has resources available through their Get Ready website.
Minnesota Department of Education
The Minnesota Department of Education is providing information on Care for Children of Families of Emergency Workers.