NASA center in California issues mandatory work-from-home order after employee tests positive for coronavirus

NASA’s Ames Research Center in California has issued a mandatory policy for employees to work from home after one worker tested positive for the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19.The research center, which is located in Moffett Field in the Silicon Valley, has been placed on restricted access after the employee was confirmed to have the coronavirus on Sunday (March 8). “On Sunday, March 8, we received confirmation that an Ames employee tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19),” Ames officials wrote to employees today. “We believe the exposure at the center has been limited, but — out of an abundance of caution, and in consultation with NASA Headquarters and the NASA Chief Health and Medical Officer in accordance to agency response plans — Ames Research Center will temporarily go to a mandatory telework status until further notice.”Related: Coronavirus in the U.S.; Map, case counts and newsNASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement that the work-from-home…



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