CFR Response to COVID-19

Our Events and Office Hours

The Center for Frontline Retail’s top priority is to keep our community of retail workers safe and healthy. To protect our members, staff, and community given the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all classes and events through April 29.

Additionally, we are moving to a remote work model to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among our community. Our office will not be open to the public through April 29. We will continue serving our community through our new helpline at 646-918-6907, worker advocacy, community organizing, and one-on-one career and workplace support. We are also investigating virtual classroom technologies. We will continue to update this post as our remote work policies evolve.

We will reassess at the end of the month, and depending on public health recommendations may revert to our former schedule, or may need to extend our remote work model. We thank you for understanding, and hope that we will be able to help you meet your needs during these difficult times.

Contact us at with any questions about our policies, to schedule a virtual appointment, or to find out what retail workers can do to protect their health.

Staying Healthy and Informed

Check out these essential resources to find out how you can avoid becoming ill from COVID-19 and support your community’s health.

Resources for Workers

CFR has launched a COVID-19 Helpline for retail workers! Call us at 646-918-6907 to access the helpline. Click HERE to learn more about the resources available to New Yorkers during this crisis.