Center Director Transitions LaRC to Response Framework Stage 3

Tim Cannella requested that the following guidance from NASA LaRC Center Director Clayton Turner be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

Dear Langley Team,

There are no confirmed cases at Langley as of today, March 17, however, in an effort to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, Langley is moving into Stage 3 of our agency response framework, with MANDATORY telework effective Wednesday, March 18, and until further notice.

This step is being taken in accordance with the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America: 15 Days to Slow the Spread.

A list of mission-essential activities and the limited number of personnel required for these activities, civil servants and contractors, is being finalized with headquarters. Your organizational Directors will provide you with this information as soon as it is available.

Continue to refer to NASA People for information and resources provided by the agency and Coronavirus.gov for the latest CDC guidelines. Additionally, a Langley specific site is now available to providing quick access to center status, information and resources.

CONTRACTORS: Since each contract is unique, contractor employees should seek guidance from their employing company supervisor.

STUDENTS: Interns and other research or fellowship students should contact their NASA Langley Education Program point of contact for guidance as needed.

The status of the center will be updated regularly and communicated to all employees. Please stay in close contact with your supervisor. I, along with my center leadership team and agency leaders, greatly appreciate your understanding, patience and support through this challenging period.

Clayton Turner
Center Director

NASA Response Framework (Rev. 3/16/2020)

President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America: 15 Days to Slow the Spread

NASA People Website Coronavirus Information Page

Coronavirus.gov

LaRC SOS Website Coronavirus Information and Center Status Page

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SBA Response to Declaration of a National Emergency

Rob Betts requested that the following SBA bulletin be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza’s Response to the President’s Declaration of a National Emergency

The President’s decision to declare a national emergency represents another significant and very important step in reducing barriers to public health and protecting America’s 30 million small businesses from the threat posed by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The President’s declaration, coupled with the Administration’s unprecedented efforts to mobilize and involve the full force of the federal government and the private sector — including leaders in science, medicine, transportation, finance and business — will help save lives and reduce economic disruptions in every community.

The SBA is strongly committed to providing the most effective and customer-focused response possible to support small businesses that have incurred substantial economic loss as a result of the outbreak. The Agency is working closely with Governors to make up to $2 million in targeted, low-interest disaster recovery loans available to any small business enterprise that has been severely impacted by the situation.

Read the full press release

SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SBA is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.

Learn more

Tips for Small Businesses to Plan for and Respond to Coronavirus

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people.

Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

Learn more

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CANCELLED LaRC Contractors Steering Council Meeting – March 19, 2020

The LaRC Contractors Steering Council Meeting scheduled for March 19, 2020 has been cancelled.

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Center Director Transitions LaRC to Response Framework Stage 2

Tim Cannella requested that the following guidance from NASA LaRC Center Director Clayton Turner be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

Dear Langley Team,

The protection and care of the Langley team is our top priority and critical to the success of our mission.

While we do not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Langley as of today, March 14, out of an abundance of caution, the center is transitioning to Stage 2 of our response framework and strongly encourage employees who can work remotely to do so until further notice. If there is mission essential work that needs to occur at the center, this work should continue. I also encourage you to limit travel that is not mission-essential, as defined in the response framework.

We will continue to assess the situation and update the status of the center and its facilities, as needed. Please stay in close contact with your supervisor, and I really appreciate your understanding, patience and support through this challenging period of time.

CONTRACTORS: Since each contract is unique, contractor employees should seek guidance from their employing company supervisor.

STUDENTS: Interns and other research or fellowship students should contact their NASA Langley Education Program point of contact for guidance as needed.

Stay healthy and please continue to consult NASA People for the most current direction on NASA’s response to the coronavirus.

Clayton Turner
Center Director

NASA Response Framework (Rev. 3/14/2020)

NASA People Website Coronavirus Information Page

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LaRC Contractors Steering Council Meeting – March 19, 2020

Updated 3/14/2020: The LaRC Contractors Steering Council Meeting scheduled for March 19, 2020 has been cancelled.

Join us March 19 at 2pm in the NACA Room (bldg 2102) for the next Langley Contractor’s Steering Council (LCSC) meeting.  This month’s scheduled speaker is Dave Young, NASA Langley Deputy Center Director.

Open to on/near site LaRC contractors as well as LaRC civil servant employees, the LCSC provides timely information and feedback on Center-wide issues and activities of mutual interest.  Additionally, the LCSC acts as a forum for informal communications between LaRC and the local contractor community.  The LCSC meets from 2-3pm on the third Thursday of every month.

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