Moolenaar Office to Continue Working for Constituents Using Telework in Response to The Coronavirus

March 12, 2020
Press Release

With the number of Coronavirus cases in the United States growing, the office of Congressman John Moolenaar is taking additional steps in accordance with the public guidance made by national health officials.

"These steps will promote public health during this serious time for our nation while ensuring that my team and I can continue the important work we do for Michigan and the 700,000 residents of Michigan's Fourth District. Constituents should be reassured that we are continuing to work for them while this situation is going on," said Congressman John Moolenaar. 

The U.S. House of Representatives' Sergeant at Arms announced limited access to the U.S. Capitol and the House Office Buildings starting tonight and continuing until 8 AM on April 1.  This decision was made by House officials to encourage social distancing and limit the spread of the Coronavirus. This decision also means public tours of the Capitol will no longer be available, starting on Friday, March 13 and running through at least the end of the month.

The decision to limit access by the Sergeant at Arms, also applies to Congressman Moolenaar’s office in Washington D.C. In accordance with the decision, Congressman Moolenaar’s staff in Washington, D.C. will be working under a modified operating status and doing telework effective Friday, March 13. This status will continue through Friday, March 20, and an additional period of telework may be possible after that. 

While working remotely the staff will continue to handle constituent questions, media inquiries, and legislative efforts, especially in regard to Congressman Moolenaar’s work for Michigan on the House Appropriations Committee.

Furthermore, office hours that were to be hosted by members of Congressman Moolenaar's staff in Michigan this month have also been canceled. Constituents who need help with the IRS, the VA, Medicare, Social Security, the State Department and any other federal agency, should reach out to the district office for assistance. The district office has always handled these issues and those constituent services will continue, uninterrupted, at this time. Constituents can call the district office at 989-631-2552. Appointments with staff there are available by request.