Second Marshall Space Flight Center employee has coronavirus

Second Marshall Space Flight Center employee has coronavirus
(Source: WAFF)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - A second case of coronavirus has been confirmed at Marshall Space Flight Center.

An on-site employee at the Marshall Child Development Center tested positive for COVID-19 and is in self-quarantine.

So far, there is no indication this case is related to the first confirmed case at Marshall Space Flight Center.

The worker was last on-site March 16. A statement from Director Jody Singer reveals there is no reason to believe there is any additional risk at the center for employees still working on-site.

The Child Development Center is notifying anyone with significant contact with the infected employee, and they are taking appropriate precautions.

11 children were in attendance on the 16th, the last day the worker was on-site. There are around 100 children enrolled total at the school.

MSFC began mandatory telework for the majority of the workforce on Friday, March 13th. They were in stage 3, so only limited personnel and children were at the center on Monday, March 16th, the last day the childcare center was open.

The MSFC Child Care Center is closed, and there is no date as to when it will reopen.

The center is still under mandatory telework.

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