NASA Encourages Remote Work After 2 Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

  • NASA Encourages Remote Work After 2 Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

NASA Encourages Remote Work After 2 Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

"We were informed today that one of our employees has been in direct contact with an individual who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19)". Dr. Karen Landers told me they can't confirm that, they only report counties where a person is from, but they do trace the person, who tests positive for coronavirus.

It was only last March 8 when NASA's Ames Research Center in California was elevated to Stage 3 of NASA's Response Framework and mandatory telework (work-from-home) status was enforced after an employee at the facility tested positive for COVID-19.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced that the Alabama Marshall Space Flight Center is moving to Phase 3 in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic shaking the globe. However, in "an abundance of caution", the agency has chosen to encourage employees at all NASA centers to telework and to discourage any travel other than that which is mission essential. "I've directed employees to take home their laptop computer, power cord, NASA badge, and any other equipment needed to work effectively from an alternate location, as well as essential personal items they may need", Bridenstine said. In addition, health clinics are open to support only essential mission personnel, according to NASA.

More information on leave and telework is available on the NASA People website and a list of collaboration tools and information on VPN also is available online.

The manager likewise had guidance for NASA representatives and for the overall population who are anxious about their wellbeing during this episode: As I've told the NASA people group on the off chance that you are performing crucial work in the inside, don't go to work on the off chance that you feel wiped out.

Bridenstine affirmed that there was no data to propose that there were coronavirus cases in other NASA offices. 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 NASA People website is regularly updated with employee additional guidance. Thank you for all you are doing to care for the health of our workforce and keeping the mission going. We will get through this together and NASA will continue to do incredible things for our country and for all of humanity.