After the COVID-19 pandemic caused a temporary suspension of both in-person and mail ballot labor union elections, the NLRB permitted elections to resume in early April. On Tuesday, July 6, the General Counsel issued guidance addressing suggested safety protocols for conducting manual elections. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the General Counsel acknowledged the pandemic’s varying impact on different localities. With this in mind, the General Counsel empowered Regional Directors to make election decisions on a case-by-case basis. MORE.