IRS Employee Emergency News


The health and safety of IRS employees and taxpayers is of the utmost importance. As the COVID-19 national emergency develops, this page will be updated with information and instructions for IRS employees if they are unable to access the agency intranet.

​The IRS is following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of Personnel Management. Employees are encouraged to visit these sites to get updated information. Also please check city/county public health departments for latest local information on COVID-19.

Office closures

As in any emergency situation, for information on local office closures, IRS employees should call the 24/7 Emergency Hotline — 866-743-5748, select option 3 and then follow the prompts. For TTY access (Federal Relay Service), call 800-877-8339.

Reporting COVID-19 instances

Employees should report confirmed or suspected COVID-19 instances through the Situational Assessment Management Center by telephone 866-216-4809 or email:

Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Helpful resources and employee support