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NASA orders employees to work from due to outbreak

"Mission-essential personnel will continue to be granted access onsite," an official statement said.
19.03.2020 - 12:52

NASA on Wednesday asked its employees to work from home after two tested positive for coronavirus.


"This evening, NASA leadership has decided to elevate all centers and facilities to Stage 3 of NASA’s Response Framework. Effective immediately, all employees and contractors will move to mandatory telework until further notice," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in a statement.

The expected decision came shortly after Ames Research Center in California and Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama were designated as Stage 3 when two employees at the said facilities tested positive for COVID-19.

The last stage of NASA's Response Framework is Stage 4. A facility on Stage 4 will be shut down with few exceptional cases and all travels will be suspended.