Status Report

Message from the NASA Armstrong Center Director

By SpaceRef Editor
March 20, 2020
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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All previously approved exceptions for onsite work under Stage 3 are rescinded.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

David McBride 

Center Director

SpaceRef staff editor.