Effective March 28, 2022 Stennis Space Center is in Stage 1 of the NASA Framework for Return to On-Site Work. However, it does not signal an end to COVID-19 restrictions or current safety and health practices for on-site employees and visitors. Under Stage 1, the following provisions are in effect:
- Stennis capacity restriction is increased to 75%.
- Employees must continue to follow the Safe-At-Work Protocol.
- Telework is encouraged for employees who can continue to accomplish their work off site.
- Fully vaccinated federal employees and on-site contractors are not required to physically distance; however, capacity limits on conference rooms booked by the Conference Center will increase to 75%.
As a reminder, employees exhibiting flu, cold, and/or COVID-like symptoms (such as cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fever over 100.4 F, chills, muscle/body aches, sore throat, loss of taste/smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea, etc.) or who have had close, personal contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 should not report on site. Employees should inform their supervisor and see their primary care provider.
In a gradual return to on-site work, we anticipate the following changes:
- Opening of additional conference rooms for booking through the Conference Center.
- Increasing seating capacity in the cafeteria.
- Increasing equipment availability in the Wellness Center.
NASA continues to develop what the Future of Work will look like for the agency. For additional information, please visit the agency website here.