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Press Release -- March 2nd, 2020
Source: AT&T
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COVID-19: Our Response

As our company responds to COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and customers remains our top priority. The work we do is critical to millions of people and companies around the world, and we’re committed to being there when our customers and colleagues need us most.

March 7, 2020

Consistent with local government guidance, we are recommending our employees in Santa Clara County and San Francisco in California who are in a job that can be done from home to do so until further notice.

March 6, 2020

Consistent with local government guidance, we are recommending our employees in King and Snohomish counties in Washington state who are in a job that can be done from home to do so until further notice.

March 5, 2020

Earlier this week, an employee in San Diego received a “presumptive” positive test for COVID-19 after returning from personal travel to a high-risk region (currently China, South Korea, Italy and Iran) as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as Level 3. As of today, the positive test has not yet been confirmed by the CDC. Out of an abundance of caution and to safeguard the safety of our employees and customers, we closed and deep cleaned several stores in the area that this employee or colleagues in close contact to this employee may have visited recently. Those stores have reopened.

What AT&T is doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

We continue to monitor and take the appropriate steps consistent with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization recommendations to help maintain the ongoing health and safety of our employees and customers. Additionally, we have taken the following actions:

  • Employees in high-risk regions (currently China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as Level 3) are working from home
  • We restricted international business travel for employees
  • We have placed limits on domestic travel
  • We have discouraged meetings with vendors that would normally require travel
  • In general, we’ve cancelled employee attendance at all large internal and external conventions, forums, conferences, and events that require travel

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