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Latest number of coronavirus cases at Newport News Shipbuilding

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Posted at 12:05 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 15:51:33-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Newport News Shipbuilding is keeping the public aware of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reported in their organization.

As of Tuesday morning, there are 326 cases of COVID-19 that have been reported at Newport News Shipbuilding.

There are now 50 cases reported in South Yard, 93 in Mid-Yard, 141 in North Yard and 42 reported in Off-Yard Offices.

113 employees have been medically cleared to return to work after having tested positive for coronavirus.

Newport News Shipbuilding had the highest spike to date of cases with 30 new cases on July 20.

Jennifer Boykin, President of Newport News Shipbuilding said "Many have asked what we are doing about this beyond continuing our deep cleaning and enabling personal hygiene with materials and information. Our Industrial Engineering team is evaluating the locations where we see recurring exposures with an eye toward reengineering work processes to allow for greater social distancing. Likely, some of these process changes will be permanent." Click here to read the rest of her statement.

NNS discontinued temperature screenings on July 3.

According to the shipyard, the reasons for this was the temperature screening equipment would become less reliable in the outdoor summer heat and humidity, and positive cases do not always present with elevated temperatures.

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