Newport News Shipbuilding COVID-19 updates: 158 confirmed cases, 73 cleared to return to work

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) is now reporting 158 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving shipyard workers as of July 6.

Additionally, shipyard President Jennifer Boykin said 73 individuals have been medically cleared to return to work.

New cases will be posted by noon daily, including on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Here’s a breakdown of the cases reported at NNS:

  • South Yard 18 Reported Cases
  • Mid-Yard 43 Reported Cases
  • North Yard 70 Reported Cases
  • Off-Yard Offices 27 Reported Cases

Sunday, July 5

  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Dry Dock 10 (Floating Accommodation Facility), North Yard; last time at NNS: June 24, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 2nd Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 3-165-0-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 26, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 160-1, Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: May 29, 2020

Saturday, July 4

  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Ship at Pier 3 (Training Office), South Yard; last time at NNS: July 2, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Dry Dock 10 (Floating Accommodation Facility), North Yard; last time at NNS: July 1, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Dry Dock 10 (Floating Accommodation Facility), North Yard; last time at NNS: July 1, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Dry Dock 10 (Floating Accommodation Facility), North Yard; last time at NNS: July 1, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Huntington Hall, Off-Yard Office (3100 Huntington Ave.); last time at NNS: July 1, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 2nd Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 01-226-1-L); which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 26, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 2nd Shift, Dry Dock 10 (Floating Accommodation Facility), North Yard; last time at NNS: June 28, 2020

Thursday, July 2

  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 03-123-10-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 26, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Dry Dock 10 (Floating Accommodation Facility), North Yard; last time at NNS: June 29, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Huntington Hall, Off-Yard Office (3100 Huntington Ave.); last time at NNS: June 29, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Bldg. 608, South Yard; last time at NNS: June 26, 2020

Wednesday, July 1

  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 520-1, Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: May 1, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 872-1 (Office Area), Off-Yard Office (2175 Aluminum Ave.); last time at NNS: June 27, 2020
  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Ship at Pier 3 (1 & 2 Engine Rooms), South Yard; last time at NNS: June 26, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 4930, Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: July 1, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 4900-5/SMOF, Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: March 18, 2020

Tuesday, June 30

  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Bldg. 99, South Yard; last time at NNS: June 11, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, CRF, Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: June 21, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 879, Off-Yard Office (500 West Park Lane); last time at NNS: June 22, 2020
  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Ship at Pier 3 (Space: 01-54-2-Q), South Yard; last time at NNS: June 22, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 4677/MOF (Bay 1), Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: June 19, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, CRF, Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: June 29, 2020
  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Bldg. 4900-2/SMOF & Bldg. 4677/MOF (Bay 3); Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: June 23, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 2nd Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 03-123-10-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 25, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 2-191-1-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 23, 2020

Monday, June 29

  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 872-1 (Office Area), Off-Yard Office (2175 Aluminum Ave.); last time at NNS: June 23, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 2nd Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 03-123-10-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 25, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 2nd Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 5-138-0-M), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 23, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Dry Dock 10 (Floating Accommodation Facility), North Yard; last time at NNS: June 23, 2020
  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Bldg. 206 & Bldg. 4900/SMOF (Bay 6), Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: June 26, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 4677/MOF (Bay 1), Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: June 23, 2020

Saturday, June 27

  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 3-84-0-L), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 23, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 2nd Shift, Dry Dock 10 (Floating Accommodation Facility), North Yard; last time at NNS: June 25, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Dry Dock 10 (Floating Accommodation Facility), North Yard; last time at NNS: June 25, 2020

Friday, June 26

  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 872-1 (Office Area), Off-Yard Office (2175 Aluminum Ave.); last time at NNS: June 23, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 2nd Shift, Bldg. 861, Off-Yard Office (505 Howmet Dr.); last time at NNS: June 19, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Huntington Hall, Off-Yard Office (3100 Huntington Ave.); last time at NNS: June 22, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 884-8, Off-Yard Office (2600 Washington Ave.); last time at NNS: May 1, 2020
  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Bldg. 4677/MOF, Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: March 25, 2020
  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 4-148-4-E), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 20, 2020

Thursday, June 25

  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 02-K-0-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 19, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 872 (Controlled Material Area), Off-Yard Office (2175 Aluminum Ave.); last time at NNS: June 15, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 4677/MOF (Bay 1), Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: June 18, 2020

Wednesday, June 24

  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 1-230-4-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 17, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 1-230-4-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 18, 2020
  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Bldg. 878 (Warehouse Kitting Area), Off-Yard Office (300 West Park Lane); last time at NNS: June 18, 2020

Tuesday, June 23

  • No new positive cases reported.

Monday, June 22

  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 5 (Bays 1 & 2), South Yard; last time at NNS: June 19, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 5 (Bay 1), South Yard; last time at NNS: June 19, 2020

Sunday, June 21

  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 2-184-0-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 14, 2020

Friday, June 19

  • Employee, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Flight Deck/Trailer 42881), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 15, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Dry Dock 10 (Floating Accommodation Facility), North Yard; last time at NNS: June 5, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 03-34-3-A), North Yard; last time at NNS: June 16, 2020

Thursday, June 18

  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 02-K-0-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: May 29, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Dry Dock 10 (Floating Accommodation Facility), North Yard; last time at NNS: June 10, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 520-3, Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: June 5, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 1745-2, North Yard; last time at NNS: June 16, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 872 (Main Receiving Area), Off-Yard Office (2175 Aluminum Ave.); last time at NNS: June 13, 2020

Wednesday, June 17

  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Bldg. 99, South Yard; last time at NNS: June 12, 2020
  • Employee, 2nd Shift, JMAF (Bay 1), North Yard; last time at NNS: June 14, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Trailer 42353 at Bldg. 85, Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: May 30, 2020
  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Bldg. 888-4, Off-Yard Office (550 30th St.); last time at NNS: March 31, 2020

Monday, June 15

  • Employee, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 3-96-0-L), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 10, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 1-179-0-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 12, 2020
  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 03-79-4-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 5, 2020
  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 03-79-4-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 4, 2020
  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Bldg. 99, South Yard; last time at NNS: June 12, 2020

Sunday, June 14

  • Employee, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Flight Deck Trailer 43293), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 12, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 3-96-0-L), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 9, 2020
  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Flight Deck forward), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 8, 2020

Friday, June 12

  • Employee, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (200 Freeboard), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 11, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Trailer 42353 at Bldg. 85, Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: June 8, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Dry Dock 10 (Floating Accommodation Facility), North Yard; last time at NNS: June 8, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 4-138-5-V), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 10, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 4-138-5-V), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 10, 2020

Thursday, June 11

  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 3-79-4-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 5, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 4-238-2-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 5, 2020

Wednesday, June 10

  • Employee, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 1-102-2-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 9, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 4911-1, North Yard; last time at NNS: June 8, 2020
  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 3-171-6-Q/3-187-4-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 5, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (vehicle ramp), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 4, 2020

Tuesday, June 9

  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 3-171-6-Q/3-187-4-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 4, 2020
  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 3-171-6-Q/3-187-4-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 3, 2020

Monday, June 8

  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 520-1, Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: June 5, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 903-3, Off-Yard Office (2800 Huntington Ave.); last time at NNS: March 23, 2020

Sunday, June 7

  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Flight Deck; aft), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 3, 2020

Saturday, June 6

  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 1-44-3-Q), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 2, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 2-235-1-L), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: June 2, 2020

Thursday, June 4

  • Employee, 2nd Shift, Shipway 5 (Trailer), Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: May 26, 2020
  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 4900/SMOF, Mid-Yard; last time at NNS: June 3, 2020

Wednesday, June 3

  • Employee, 1st Shift, Bldg. 1745/SPF (Bay 1), North Yard; last time at NNS: June 2, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 2nd Shift, Bldg. 1907, North Yard; last time at NNS: May 27, 2020
  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Ship at Outfitting Berth 1 (Space: 3-220-0-L), which is located in the North Yard; last time at NNS: May 30, 2020

Friday, May 29

  • Non-NNS employed person, 1st Shift, Dry Dock 10 (Floating Accommodation Facility), North Yard; last time at NNS: May 26, 2020

While the shipyard is continuing to stay open because its work is considered “mission essential,” it is changing some policies to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In April, the shipyard updated its liberal leave fact sheet and changed its policy on dock time. They are now allowing it for salaried employees.

Saturday, April 4

NNS changed its reporting structure in accordance to the Department of Defense guidance regarding naval personnel and ships.

  • Government civilians, Navy personnel and contractors will now be categorized a “non-NNS employed person.”
  • Cases at other sites where NNS employees work will be tracked by that local site and communicated through the local NNS leadership team.

Tuesday, April 28

Beginning on May 1, NNS will go from three shifts to two to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The two shifts will be equally distributed and shipyard workers will work for 8 hours, Boykin said.

The two-shift system will allow cleaning personnel 3.5 hours to disinfect work spaces, including high-touch areas.

Shipyard workers are also leaving the area at staggered times at the end of their shifts to promote social distancing at the NNS.

Visit the links below for updated information:

Huntington Ingalls updates and extends ‘liberal leave’ policy for Newport News Shipbuilding and other divisions.

Liberal Leave Fact Sheet: Click HERE

Pay and Benefits Guidance (to include dock time): Click HERE

Follow-up on recent NNS coverage and daily Virginia coronavirus updates.

The shipyard provides updates on new cases every 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,” according to NNS officials. “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.”


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