As a prudent response to the current situation regarding COVID-19 and to continue to ensure the safety of the Hanford workforce, effective Sunday, March 22, 2020, the Hanford Site is transitioning to a temporary planning operations status.

Only essential personnel should report to work on the Hanford site. For time recording purposes this will be treated similar to a weather day.

Additional planning support staff will be contacted by their supervisors, as needed. Unless contacted by your supervisor, all federal, contractor, subcontractor, and craft employees should not report to work. Employees who are currently teleworking or have been directed to telework should continue to do so.

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The action also provides additional time for DOE and the contractors to more fully assess stocks of PPE, cleaning supplies, and other consumables and develop strategies to conserve limited inventory.

The Hanford Site continues to closely monitor developments associated with the coronavirus and will follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health and Human Services, and state and county public health agencies. Hanford will continue to provide updates as circumstances develop.

For specific questions regarding company policy, Hanford site employees are encouraged to contact their manager.