Congressman uses “telework” to keep office open for business

Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) announced Monday that while the U.S. House of Representatives is not in session, his staff in Washington, D.C. will continue office operations by telework.

“Out of caution and to protect everyone’s health and safety in the midst of the public health emergency posed by COVID-19, staff in my D.C. office will continue operations through telework. While the physical office may be closed, services and assistance for constituents will not be disrupted. My offices in Oklahoma remain open, and members of my staff are available to answer questions and provide information as we monitor the spread of this coronavirus.

“In the days ahead, we must continue doing our part in protecting ourselves and the most vulnerable in our communities. For the health and safety of us all, it’s important to not only heed the guidance of local and state government and health authorities but to remain vigilant in washing your hands, disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, covering your mouth when you cough, staying home when you’re sick and avoiding large gatherings.”

Calls to the D.C. office will be forwarded to the Norman office: (405) 329-6500. Emails sent on Cole’s website will still be monitored and returned ( In addition, Cole will continue to provide updates on Facebook (, on Twitter ( and through his e-newsletter (

Source: Rep. Cole