Newport News Shipbuilding confirms 26 COVID-19 cases to date

Coronavirus

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) is currently reporting 26 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving shipyard workers.

The newest case is an employee working in the Mid-Yard section of the shipyard. The employee was last at the shipyard on Tuesday, April 14.

There are now a total of 101 cases in Newport News as of Sunday, April 19, per the Virginia Department of Health, 26 of which are at NNS as of Saturday, April 18:

  • South Yard: 4 reported cases
  • Mid-Yard: 10 reported cases
  • North Yard: 4 reported cases
  • Off-Yard Offices: 8 reported cases

Here’s a breakdown of the cases reported so far:

Saturday, April 18

  • Employee, Trailer 102 & Bldg. 4900/SMOF, Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: April 14, 2020

Friday, April 17

  • Employee, Bldg. 206, Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: April 9, 2020
  • Employee, Bldg. 87, South Yard; last time at NNS: April 15, 2020

Thursday, April 16

  • No new positive cases reported.

Wednesday, April 15

  • No new positive cases reported.

Tuesday, April 14

  • Employee, Bldg. 67-2, South Yard; last time at NNS: March 31, 2020

Monday, April 13

  • Employee, Bldg. 1877/PUAF, North Yard; last time at NNS: March 27, 2020

Sunday, April 12

  • No new positive cases reported.

Saturday, April 11

  • No new positive cases reported.

Friday, April 10

  • Employee, Trailer 127 & Bldg. 4677/MOF (Bay 2), Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: April 8, 2020

Thursday, April 9

  • Employee, Ship at Pier 3 (Space: 03-220-3-L), South Yard; last time at NNS: April 8, 2020

Wednesday, April 8

  • Employee, Bldg. 4900/SMOF (Bays 5/6/7), Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: April 3, 2020
  • Employee, Bldg. 27, Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: April 6, 2020
  • Employee, Bldg. 1865/CMAF (East), North Yard; last time at NNS: April 2, 2020
  • Employee, Bldg. 4677/MOF (Bay 3 East), Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: March 19, 2020

Tuesday, April 7

  • No new positive cases reported.

Monday, April 6

  • Employee, Bldg. 903-5, Off-Yard Office (2800 Huntington Ave.); last time at NNS: March 13, 2020

Sunday, April 5

  • Employee, Pier 3 Office (Bent 55), South Yard; last time at NNS: March 27, 2020

Saturday, April 4

  • Employee, Ring Module Shop, North Yard; last time at NNS: April 3, 2020

Friday, April 3

  • Employee, Bldg. 4558 (East), Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: April 2, 2020
  • Employee, Bldg. 600-2, Off-Yard Office (39th St. & Marshall Ave.); last time at NNS: March 23, 2020

Thursday, April 2

  • Employee, Bldg. 902-2, Off-Yard Office (2700 Huntington Ave.); last time at NNS: March 24, 2020

Wednesday, April 1

  • Contractor, Bldg. 600-2, Off-Yard Office (39th St. & Marshall Ave.); last time at NNS: March 26, 2020
  • Employee, CVN 73 (Space: 7-84-0-M), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: March 30, 2020
  • Employee, Bldg. 4931-1, Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: March 30, 2020

Tuesday, March 31

  • Employee, Off-Yard Office (West Park Lane); last time at NNS: March 27, 2020

Monday, March 30

  • No new positive cases reported.

Sunday, March 29

  • No new positive cases reported.

Saturday, March 28

  • Employee, Bldg. 600-1, Off-Yard Office (39th St. and Marshall Ave.); last time at NNS: March 13, 2020

Friday, March 27

  • No new positive cases reported.

Thursday, March 26

  • Navy Personnel, Bldg. 4931-2/MOF Facility (Bay 1); Mid-Yard, last time at NNS: March 17, 2020

Wednesday, March 25

  • No new positive cases reported.

Tuesday, March 24

  • Government Civilian, Bldg. 2, Off-Yard Office, South Yard Area; last time at NNS: March 16, 2020

Monday, March 23

  • Employee, Bldg. 600-2, Off-Yard Office (39th St. and Marshall Ave.); last time at NNS: March 16, 2020
  • Employee, Bldg. 4931-1, Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: March 16, 2020

While the shipyard is continuing to stay open because its work is considered “mission essential,” it is changing some policies to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. On Wednesday, the shipyard updated its liberal leave fact sheet and changed its policy on dock time. They are now allowing it for salaried employees.

April 4, NNS changed its reporting structure in accordance to the Department of Defense guidance regarding naval personnel and ships

  • Government civilians, Navy personnel and contractors will now be categorized a “non-NNS employed person.”
  • Cases at other sites where NNS employees work will be tracked by that local site and communicated through the local NNS leadership team.

Visit the links below for updated information:

Huntington Ingalls updates and extends ‘liberal leave’ policy for Newport News Shipbuilding and other divisions.

Click here for the Liberal Leave Fact Sheet.

Click here for Pay and Benefits Guidance (to include dock time).

The shipyard provides updates on new cases every day before noon, including Saturdays and Sundays. 

“Each new entry will include as much information as possible according to employee confidentiality laws and will indicate when it was posted or updated. Confidentiality laws prohibit us from disclosing the identities of any individuals,” according to NNS officials. “Any individual who has tested positive will be quarantined, and anyone believed to be at risk for exposure will be contacted and asked to self-quarantine.”

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