Marshall Space Flight Center employee tests positive for COVID-19, most employees moving to mandatory telework

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UPDATE 11 A.M. SATURDAY: Marshall Space Flight Center has confirmed the person who tested positive for COVID-19 is an MSFC employee.

The agency has moved to Stage 3 of its emergency response framework, with only mission-essential employees allowed at the center. Everybody else will begin working from home.

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REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Employees of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center will soon transition to work from home amid COVID-19 concerns. Officials said an MSFC employee recently came into direct contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

"We were informed today that one of our employees has been in direct contact with an individual who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19)," MSFC officials said in a statement. "Proactive measures are underway and the employee, and co-workers who were in close contact with that employee, are self-quarantining."

They are encouraging employees who can work from home to do so for the next 14 days.

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