From: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2009
PASADENA, Calif. - Fire conditions around JPL have continued to improve throughout the day, and the Lab is no longer threatened by the Station Fire. However, there has been heavy smoke in the area. To ensure acceptable air quality for the health and safety of employees, JPL will be closed to all except mission-critical personnel on Monday, Aug. 31.
Mission-critical personnel who should report for work on Aug. 31 will be determined by JPL's deputy director and will be contacted by their supervisors. JPL and the Woodbury complex will be closed on Monday to all other personnel. Public tours originally scheduled for Monday are cancelled.
A decision regarding reopening the Lab to all employees on Tuesday, Sept. 1, will be made by Monday afternoon. For updates, call 800-303-4575 or 818-354-8601, or visit the JPL website at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov . Updates will also be communicated to JPL personnel by JPL e-mail; through the State of the Lab call-in numbers; and the JPL Emergency Communication System.
JPL is managed for NASA by the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
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