HAMPTON, Va. - NASA Langley Research Center says they know of three confirmed coronavirus cases.
A spokesperson with the center stated that an employee who had been on extended leave for a family vacation had tested positive. They went into quarantine and has since fully recovered.
Another person who tested positive was allegedly not at the research center for a considerable amount of time before experiencing symptoms. They completed quarantine and have also fully recovered, reports say.
One of Langley's team members passed away due to complications from the coronavirus, which was reported on Monday as their first known case.
NASA Langley officials said they were notified over the weekend that an employee tested positive for COVID-19. They added they were notified quickly and were able to take steps to mitigate potential impacts on the health and safety of the Langley team.
Officials say they immediately notified any employees who may have come in contact with the individuals, and the individual’s work areas have been professionally cleaned and sanitized.
The entire workforce is on mandatory telework with the exception of a very few mission essential personnel. Most of the Langley workforce has been teleworking since March 17.