Bloomberg Tax
June 16, 2020, 5:27 PMUpdated: June 16, 2020, 6:56 PM

Virus Spread at IRS Texas Campus Heightening Employee Fears (1)

Allyson Versprille
Allyson Versprille

At least three IRS employees have tested positive for Covid-19 at the agency’s Austin campus, according to the union that represents those workers.

The development comes as many of the thousands of employees who have been asked to return to offices in several states are already anxious and facing a heavy workload.

The agency confirmed in an email Tuesday that employees working in three separate buildings had recently tested positive for the virus—one of them last week. In these cases the IRS has kept the buildings open but has temporarily closed off the areas where the infected employees ...

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