NASA just told its entire staff to work from home
- NASA just elevated all of its centers to Stage 3, meaning a mandatory work-from-home order for almost all of its staff.
- Staff considered to be mission-critical will still be allowed to access NASA facilities, but the majority will have to make do from home.
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NASA has made the decision to send all of its staff in centers across the country home amid the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes in the wake of multiple NASA facilities being forced into mandatory work-from-home status after staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
It was roughly a week ago that NASA had to close its Ames Research Center to most employees after one tested positive for the virus. Then, earlier this week, a second NASA employee tested positive, this time at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. At the time NASA elevated all of its locations to "Stage 2," which pushed staff to work from home if possible. Now, the agency has elevated its efforts and moved all centers to "Stage 3," which is a mandatory work-from-home order.
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