NASA encourages telework after 2 employees test positive #43997

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is in Huntsville Alabama

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is in Huntsville Alabama

And now, one of the NASA employees at the Marshall Space Flight Center located in Alabama has also tested positive for the virus, prompting the space flight company to telework as a preventative measure for more possible cases.

NASA is mentioning that its representatives telecommute after an instance of the coronavirus, authoritatively called COVID-19, was affirmed at the Marshall Space Flight Center. Bridenstine went on: As with Ames - in discussion with Marshall Center Director Jody Singer, NASA Chief Health and Medical Officer Dr. J.D. Polk, and in agreement to office reaction plans -Marshall has been raised to Stage 3 and is in required telecommuting status, with confined access to the inside until further notification. Marshall has not released any additional information about the individual.

Apart from the two facilities already at Stage 3, the agency is also moving all the other NASA facilities to Stage 2 even if there are no other confirmed cases from NASA employees as of March 14. Take home your laptop computer, power cord, NASA badge, and any other equipment you need to work effectively from an alternate location, as well as essential personal items you may need. The workforce is asked to stay in regular contact with supervisors.

The NASA Administrator said that travel that is not mission-essential will be limited agency-wide.

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Employees are encouraged to telework, large, in-person meetings are postponed or canceled, and visitors are allowed only if they are mission-essential and approved, according to NASA. Everyone should take extra precautions to protect themselves and others.

The United States space firm is functioning to determine and also alert any person that had "significant contact" with the contaminated employee at the center in Huntsville, Alabama, according to the declaration. I've requested that workers please keep on the following direction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the organization's main wellbeing and clinical official, and on the off chance that they have questions, don't spare a moment to converse with their manager.

"The vigilance of our staff in responding to the coronavirus is remarkable and has given our agency a strong role in dealing with this national emergency", Bridenstine added. I'm grateful for all the members of the NASA community and everything they're doing to care for the health of our workforce and keeping the mission going.

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