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COVID-19 Information for Commerce Employees

The Department of Commerce is coordinating closely with the White House Coronavirus Task Force to protect the health and safety of the American public and Department of Commerce employees. This page contains links to resources and guidance for Department employees concerning the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The Department is proud of the resilience and dedication of its employees, who continue to support American businesses and the public at this critical time.

Leadership teams at the Department and Bureaus will continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and will provide additional guidance as circumstances evolve. All employees are reminded to follow guidance from their State and local health officials and to monitor their email and this website for updates. Individual employee questions should be directed to supervisors.

Centralized Coronavirus updates remain available at:

Department Broadcast Email Messages to All Employees:

Additional Telework Resources

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has released agency-wide guidance on topics such as:

  • Telework
  • Continuity of operations (COOP) plans
  • Visitor access to federal offices
  • Domestic and international travel
  • Large gatherings and meetings

Guidance for Contractors

The Department’s procurement executive team has released a guidance letter for the Department’s community of contractors.

OMB Memorandum M-20-18 contains guidance and FAQs to help address issues related to Federal contracting and performance.

Statements from Secretary Ross: