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.
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
- A message from the Human Capital Officer — Expanded maxiflex flexible work schedule for COVID-19
- A message from the Commissioner — Rising to the challenge
- A message from the Human Capital Officer — New work at home directive begins March 30
- A message from the Commissioner — Protecting You; Protecting the Nation: New Steps to Safeguard Employees
Helpful resources and employee support
- Employee Assistance Program info
As a reminder, the Employee Assistance Program is available for all IRS employees and their immediate family members at any time, day or night, by calling 800-977-7631 (TDD: 800-697-0353). This no-cost counseling service could help address stress and other issues you and your family may face.
- IRS.gov - Coronavirus Tax Relief
- Treasury - Coronavirus: Resources, Updates, and What You Should Know
- Travel.State.Gov - Emergency Notification – Emergency Alert: Novel Coronavirus
- CDC - Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel
- CDC - Pandemic Preparedness Resources