As we deal with this global pandemic, PEER is adapting and responding, and continuing our work of protecting public employees who protect our environment, natural resources and public health. 

First, we’re prioritizing the health of our staff by practicing social distancing and working from home.  With today’s modern technologies, we won’t miss a beat, though. 

Our work watch-dogging the Trump administration will continue as we expose corruption, malfeasance and anti-science agendas in government. Working with employee contacts, we will also attempt to expose and help remedy harmful breakdowns of pollution controls, natural resource protections and public health protections. 

Finally, we will be working to make sure that public employees are afforded appropriate protections at work, including such measures as liberal teleworking and other steps needed to reduce the risk of infection at work.  

Social Distancing to Curb COVID-19 and National Park Overcrowding

Among President Biden’s first day blitz of 17 Executive Orders was one entitled “Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing.” That order requires “compliance with CDC guidelines with respect to wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, and other public health measures by: on-duty or on-site Federal employees; on-site Federal contractors; and all persons in Federal buildings or on Federal lands.

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