Status Report

“Shelter in Place” Guidance for Ames Community

By SpaceRef Editor
March 16, 2020
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“Shelter in Place” Guidance for Ames Community 

Office of the Center


Santa Clara County has issued a shelter-in-place order for the County:

Order of the health officer of the County of Santa Clara directing all individuals living in the county to shelter at their place of residence except that they may leave to provide or receive certain essential services or engage in certain essential activities and work for essential businesses and governmental services; exempting individuals experiencing homelessness from the shelter in place order but urging them to find shelter and government agencies to provide it; directing all businesses and governmental agencies to cease non-essential operations at physical locations in the county; prohibiting all non­essential gatherings of any number of individuals; and ordering cessation of all non-essential travel.

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 All previously approved exceptions for work onsite are rescinded and new approvals will be required in order to gain access to the center.

Mandatory telework will remain in place for all personnel through April 7, 2020, as ordered by Santa Clara County. The County Health Officer will continue to assess the quickly-evolving situation and may modify or extend this order, or issue additional orders, related to COVID-19.

To view the full text of the order, visit: 031620.aspx.

Center leadership continues to make the health and safety of the Ames family our priority. Santa Clara County has issued this order based on evidence of increasing occurrence of COVID-19 within the county and throughout the Bay Area. This effort is put in place to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 and protect the community.

Please continue to check for further updates on the COVID-19 page on InsideAmes ( if you can access internal systems and ARCSOS ( site on the public web.

Eugene Tu 

Center Director

POC: Philip R. Fluegemann (650.604.5302)

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