With the new news from Governor Inslee yesterday ordering non-essential businesses to close and asking the public to stay home Hanford is also asking it's non-essential employees to stay home

Here's the full press release:

As a prudent response to the current situation regarding COVID-19 and to continue to ensure the safety of the Hanford workforce, the Hanford Site will continue to be in a temporary planning operations status on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

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.

This includes personnel who work in facilities on the Hanford Site as well as in Hanford Site facilities in town. Employees who are currently teleworking or have been directed to telework should continue to do so.

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. Please check back daily for an update.

For specific questions regarding company policy contact your manager.

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