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March 16 – Update: Ames Lifts Tighter Access Restrictions and Remains in Stage 3

Effective now, Ames will lift restrictive Stage 3 center status implemented on Dec. 7, 2020, and will remain in Stage 3 of NASA’s Framework for the Return to On-Site Work.  Mandatory telework is in effect agency-wide, and on-site work is limited to mission-essential work to protect life and property and approved mission-critical work. Employees permitted to […] […]

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Dec. 7 – Ames Increase in Stage 3 Restrictions

Ames will temporarily decrease the number of employees working on-site, effective immediately until at least Jan.15, 2021, while remaining in Stage 3 of NASA’s Framework for the Return to On-Site Work. This decision is based on increasing COVID-19 cases and decreasing hospital capacity in the surrounding communities, and the announcement that Santa Clara and other […] […]

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June 23 – Update: Use of Face Coverings Required at Ames

COVID-19 cases for our center remain relatively low, and that is attributed greatly to all of us doing our part by following agency, federal, state, and local guidelines. However, communities across the country are seeing increases in cases.   All employees approved to return to on-site work are required to wear a face covering.   Appropriate face […] […]

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June 5 – Update: Ames Center Status to Change on June 8

After careful consideration, Ames will transition from Stage 4 to Stage 3 of the NASA Response Framework effective June 8. This transition for our center is based on regional and local progress mitigating the spread of COVID-19, revised shelter-in-place orders for Santa Clara County, conditions at our center, and a successful review of our readiness to make this transition.   […] […]

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May 22 – Update: Revised Shelter-In-Place for Santa Clara County

We are pleased to see the continuing progress the local region has made in response to COVID-19. On May 22, Santa Clara County will join the six surrounding Bay Area counties in a revised shelter-in-place order.   NASA’s Ames Research Center remains at Stage 4 of the agency’s response framework. With the continued progress of slowing […] […]

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April 30 – Update: Shelter-in-Place Order Extended

Santa Clara County has extended its shelter-in-place order to be in effect until 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2020, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded or amended in writing by the county health officer.  In compliance with this order, and consistent with the agency’s response framework, NASA’s Ames Research Center remains at Stage 4 and on mandatory telework for ALL personnel with the exception of limited personnel […] […]

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April 2 – Update: Shelter-in-Place Order Extended

On March 31, Santa Clara County extended its shelter-in-place order. In compliance with this order, and consistent with the NASA Response Framework, NASA’s Ames Research Center remains at Stage 4 and on mandatory telework for ALL personnel with the exception of limited personnel required to maintain safety and security or otherwise approved by the center and agency leadership. […] […]

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March 20 – Update: Ames Fully in Stage 4 of NASA’s Response Framework

California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a state-wide stay-at-home order until further notice to help curb the spread of COVID-19. This new order now elevates the remainder of the state to our local area’s shelter-in-place and does not alter the center’s status.   Ames Research Center is now at what’s called “Stage 4” in NASA’s Response Framework, […] […]

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March 18 – Update: Second Ames Employee Case Confirmed

We have received notification that a second Ames employee has acquired COVID-19 illness. There is no indication that this second case is related to the first case. Based on the circumstances and elapsed time since the employee was on site (more than 19 days ago), we believe that there is no additional risk at the […] […]

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March 16 – Update: “Shelter in Place” Guidance for Ames Community”

In compliance with the Order of the Santa Clara County Health Officer, effective 12:01 a.m. PDT, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Ames Research Center is on mandatory telework for ALL personnel with the exception of limited personnel required to maintain safety and security of the Center. All previously approved exceptions for work onsite are rescinded and new approvals […] […]

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