Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 at Newport News Shipbuilding

NOTE: On April 1, in response to a shortage of tests, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) expanded its guidance on who is diagnosed with COVID-19 from only those with positive test results to also include those with a clinical diagnosis of COVID-19. Prior to this, a positive test was the CDC’s guidance for confirming a diagnosis of COVID-19.

NNS is following CDC’s new guidance, which is: An individual can be considered positive or at-risk for COVID-19 if they have been exposed (in close contact, less than 6 feet for a prolonged period) to a person with symptomatic COVID-19 for 48 hours before symptoms onset. Anyone who meets this criteria should stay home until 14 days after last exposure and maintain social distance (at least 6 feet) from others at all times.

Total Number of Cases at NNS: 14
South Yard 1 Reported Case
Mid-Yard 4 Reported Cases
North Yard 2 Reported Cases
Off-Yard Offices 7 Reported Cases

Updated: April 6, 10:30 a.m.

New cases will be posted once a 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. 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.

Starting April 4, we are changing our reporting structure to follow Department of Defense guidance regarding naval personnel and ships. Government civilians, Navy personnel and contractors will now be categorized a “non-NNS employed person.” As a reminder, if a space number is included with ship location information, please remember that if you have public discussions about our ships, providing a space number with the function of that space is against security policy.

Cases at other sites where NNS employees work will be tracked by that local site and communicated through the local NNS leadership team.

Additional community information can be found on the VA Department of Health and NC Department of Health.

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

  • Non-NNS employed person, Bldg. 600-2, Off-Yard Office (39th St. & Marshall Ave.); last time at NNS: March 26, 2020
  • Employee, Ship (Space: 7-84-0-M) at Outfitting Berth 1, 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, Bldg. 879, 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.