Coronavirus Information and Resources

The coronavirus, at this time,  is in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. We want to make sure that UMWA members and their families have the proper resources to remain as safe and healthy as possible.


United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts, on March 24, 2020, sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health David Zatezalo, calling for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to issue a “safeguard,” or emergency standard, which would increase protections for miners working through the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to view the letter.


Under the CARES Act, our active coal industry members are able to withdrawal funds from their 401(k) account in the case of a financial emergency.


The AFL-CIO has also created a page to help America’s workers find the resources they need during this crisis.


Select your state below to find out more information:



New Mexico

West Virginia



If you do not see your state listed visit the AFL-CIO Resources for Workers Impacted page.



While little is known about the virus, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is actively updating their website with the most current information.


Coronavirus Precautions:


Practice good hygiene

  • Stop handshaking
  • Use hand sanitizer frequently throughout the day
  • Wash your hands after direct contact with others and surfaces
  • Disinfect surfaces regularly

Stay home if…

  • You are feeling sick
  • Have a sick family member at home

Households with sick family members

  • Give sick members their own room if possible, and keep the door closed
  • have only one family member care for them
  • Consider providing additional protections or more intensive care for household members over 65 years old or with underlying conditions

Additional Resources:

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention