Message from the NASA Armstrong Center Director

Status Report From: Armstrong Flight Research Center
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020

Dear Armstrong Team, NASA leadership continues to make the health and safety of the Armstrong family a top priority. Due to the rising number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in California, the governor has issued a shelter in place order for the entire state. Armstrong will remain at Stage 3 of our agency coronavirus Response Framework with very limited mission essential work. Further restricting mission essential work at Armstrong will help slow the transmission of COVID-19 and protect the community. Mandatory telework is in effect for ALL personnel until further notice, with the exception of limited personnel required to maintain the safety and security of the center. This will include physical security, critical facility maintenance and monitoring, limited IT networks and security, and critical program transportation in support of the launch of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. All previously approved exceptions for onsite work under Stage 3 are rescinded. Additionally, all travel will be suspended. The status of the center will be updated regularly and communicated to all employees. Please stay in close contact with your supervisor and contractor lead. We greatly appreciate your understanding, patience, and support through this challenging period of time. Please continue to consult NASA People for the most current guidance on NASA’s response to the coronavirus. 

David McBride 

Center Director

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