Coronavirus Information & Updates Feb/March/April 2020

April 30, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID-19 Update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED: April 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees

NASSCO has been informed of additional presumptive positive reports for the coronavirus (COVID-19). One employee last worked on April 24, 2020, at the Graving Dock. Another individual last worked on April 22, 2020, on the Bonhomme Richard. The last employee last worked on April 27, 2020 on TAO. Contact tracing and plans for cleaning and disinfecting are underway.

As a reminder, face coverings are a vital part to minimizing the spread of COVID-19. San Diego County released more information today regarding the upcoming mandate of face coverings.

We will be communicating in the upcoming days, how this will impact our employees and guests.

Please see our latest updates here: www.NASSCO.com. NASSCO employees can text “NASSCO” to 877-789-8398 for updates via SMS.

April 29, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID-19 Update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED: April 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees

NASSCO has been informed that an employee has tested presumptively positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). This employee last worked on April 17, 2020, in SOC 6. Contact tracing and plans for cleaning and disinfecting are underway.

We also appreciate employees continuing to keep us informed if they develop COVID-19- related symptoms and test positive while out on personal leaves of absence. While these reports may not require contact tracing at NASSCO, we still value the information. If you are tested for COVID-19, please call the dedicated HR line at 619-544-8585 to let us know. The sooner we have information, the sooner our team can respond and take the next steps.

We know this is a serious illness and even one-person sick is too many. Our thoughts are with all our NASSCO families that may be experiencing illness from this pandemic. While we may be anxious to return to our normal lifestyles, it is important to stay committed to social distancing, wearing masks and/or face coverings, cleaning around us, and washing our hands often for as long as it takes to end the spread of this virus.

Please see our latest updates here: www.NASSCO.com. NASSCO employees can text “NASSCO” to 877-789-8398 for updates via SMS.

April 28, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID-19 Update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED: April 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees

NASSCO has been informed that an employee has tested presumptively positive for the coronavirus (COVID- 19). The employee last worked on April 17, 2020 in SOC 3, 2nd shift. Any persons found to be in close contact with this individual, will be contacted by HR.
 
The CDC issues guidance in determining a close contact based on duration, distance and circumstance of potential exposure. CDC states a close contact as being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a person with COVID19 for a prolonged period of time. Up to date information on this guidance can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/public-health-recommendations.html
 
We have had an increase in COVID-19 cases but this is, in large part, due to the increase in accessibility of COVID-19 testing. Two new, appointment-only COVID-19 testing sites opened yesterday in Escondido and Chula Vista and mobile testing sites will soon be deployed around San Diego to accommodate the increased demand for testing. As more testing sites like these emerge, the amount of positive reports are inevitably going to increase. We must continue to remain vigilant, we are all in this together.
 
What Are We Doing?
Employee health and safety is the priority. We’ve implemented a series of health measures for employees to prevent and minimize the spread of the virus — from increasing the frequency and intensity of cleaning to adjusting our practices in the shipyard to ensure the recommended social distancing guidelines are met. We are meeting every day, working to identify additional ways to improve on these measures.
 
Employee Communication
We are committed to keeping our employees notified at the onset of receiving notification of a presumptive positive, through email and text notifications. As soon as a new case of COVID-19 has been reported, HR and Safety immediately begin contact tracing in order to:
  • Identify where the employee worked so that we can deep clean and sanitize the area with products that meet the EPA’s criteria for use against COVID-19
  • Contact anyone who may have been in close contact with the employee per the current CDC guidance
What Can You Do?
Wear your face coverings, wash your hands frequently, and remember the importance of social distancing and continue to practice it, even during breaks and meal periods. By following these protocols and all safety measures, we continue to minimize the potential spread of the virus.
 
We are thankful for your dedication in following these steps and working safely every day.
April 25, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID-19 Update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED: April 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees

This afternoon, NASSCO was informed that two employees have tested presumptively positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). One employee last worked on April 21, 2020 in the Matson engine room, and that area has already been sanitized. The second individual last worked on April 24, 2020 in SOC 6. Contact tracing investigation, cleaning and disinfecting plans are underway. All individuals found to have been in close contact with these employees will be notified.

This week there have been several circumstances of individuals coming in to work, and being sent home for showing symptoms related to COVID-19. As a reminder, common symptoms of COVID-19 are:

For the safety of your fellow employees and their families, please monitor your health and do not come to work while you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should contact HR at HRCV19@nassco.com or (619) 544-8585. Please see our latest updates here: www.NASSCO.com. NASSCO employees can text “NASSCO” to 877-789-8398 for updates via SMS.

April 24, 2020 - Benefits Update for Employees

Benefits Update for Employees - PDF

Read the PDF to review benefit coverage for health care related to COVID-19

April 23, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees #2

COVID-19 Update for Employees #2 - PDF

PUBLISHED: April 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees #2

This afternoon, NASSCO was informed that an employee has tested presumptively positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). This employee last worked on April 23, 2020 in SOC 6, 3nd shift.

Contact tracing is currently underway, and all individuals found to have been in close contact with this employee will be notified. All known areas this employee worked are in the process of being cleaned and disinfected.

As community testing for COVID becomes more accessible, we are seeing an increase in positive reports here. It is more important now than ever to wear your face coverings, distance yourselves, and wash your hands frequently. We will continue to do everything we can to minimize the spread of the virus, and we appreciate the cooperation from all employees in doing the same.

Please see our latest updates here: www.NASSCO.com. NASSCO employees can text “NASSCO” to 877-789-8398 for updates via SMS.

April 23, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID-19 Update for Employees

PUBLISHED: April 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees

Today, NASSCO was informed that an employee has tested presumptively positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). This employee last worked on April 16, 2020 in SOC 5, 2nd shift. After contact tracing and investigation was completed, there were no individuals in close contact with this employee.

Please remember the importance of social distancing (even during breaks and meal periods), wearing your face coverings and frequently washing your hands. By following these protocols and all safety measures, we are continuing to minimize the potential spread of the virus. We are thankful for the dedication our employees and guests are demonstrating in following these steps and working safely every day.

Additionally, several cities have started to mandate the use of face coverings in public. Chula Vista and National City are among the first to implement. We encourage you to wear your face coverings at all times, and be sure to clean them regularly.

Your safety is our utmost priority. We continue to make every effort possible to minimize the spread of the virus and have adopted a number of safety measures, including:

  • Enhanced screening efforts at the gates, and randomly in the yard
  • Routinely cleaning and disinfecting all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace
  • Implementing flexible worksites or work hours for certain employees (e.g., telework, staggered shifts) which has significantly decreased the number of people on-site
  • Promoting the importance for social distancing
  • Utilizing disinfection products that meet the EPA’s criteria for use against COVID-19

Please see our latest updates here: www.NASSCO.com. NASSCO employees can text “NASSCO” to 877-789-8398 for updates via SMS.

April 22, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID-19 Update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED: April 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees

NASSCO has been informed that an employee has tested presumptively positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The employee last worked on April 3, 2020. There has been no close contacts with this individual because they had already been out of work prior to experiencing symptoms.

In the past week, we were glad to see several employees back at work after recovering from, or being exposed to, COVID-19. We are thankful that they are doing well, and welcome them back!

We would like to make everyone aware of some new guidance from the CDC. One of the changes is related to what we have been referring to as “close contact individuals.” Those are the individuals that the safety team determines may have been in close contact with someone that has been identified as having COVID-19. Any individuals found to be in close contact will be monitored for 14 days and remain at work as long as they are asymptomatic, but must continue to use the required PPE and face coverings at all times.

New Case Protocol:

  1. HR and Safety conducts contact tracing
  2.  Once all information is verified in accordance with CDC guidelines, any individuals who were found to be in close contact with the infected individual are notified
  3. Once that process is complete, we can communicate the information to the entire workforce and our partners

Please note that the investigation and verification times can vary based on several factors, and we appreciate everyone’s attention, patience and commitment during a difficult time.

Please see our latest updates here: www.NASSCO.com. NASSCO employees can text “NASSCO” to 877-789-8398 for updates via SMS.

April 21, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID-19 Update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED: April 21, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees

NASSCO has been informed that two employees have tested presumptively positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The first employee last worked on April 17, 2020, and after careful contact tracing we have determined that there were no close contacts with this individual at our facilities, as determined by CDC guidelines.

The second employee’s last day worked was also on April 17, 2020, in SOC 5. Individuals that were found to be in close contact with that employee have been notified. Per the updated CDC guidance, those close contact individuals that are asymptomatic will remain at work and be monitored daily.

All associated work areas have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. The recent cases have demonstrated the importance of wearing our face coverings at all times, and distancing ourselves whenever possible. By following these protocols, we will continue to minimize the spread of the virus. We are thankful for the dedication the employees and visitors have demonstrated during this time, and we ask that everyone continue to uphold that commitment.

Please see our latest updates here: www.NASSCO.com. NASSCO employees can text “NASSCO” to 877-789-8398 for updates via SMS.

April 13, 2020 - Zoom Rollout

Zoom Rollout - PDF

PUBLISHED: April 13, 2020

Zoom Rollout

In our continued pursuit of improvement as a company, we will begin using Zoom for Government (ZoomGov) for teleconferencing and chat. This will allow the company to improve collaboration and efficiency across all departments.

We will be using a specialized, licensed version, of Zoom that will provide increased security and features. The IT Department will be installing the Zoom Client and a Zoom Outlook Add-In on all NASSCO Windows devices over the weekend. Accounts will be created for each employee and you will receive an account activation email in the upcoming weeks (soon).

We ask that you do not attempt to create any Zoom accounts on your own or use the Zoom features (Zoom Desktop Client or Zoom Outlook Add-In) until you have received an activation email. We will make another company wide announcement when these emails are sent out.

Some of the highlighted features will include:

  • Group Collaboration
    • Messaging and Chat
      • Departments/Teams/Groups can create chat sessions to provide real time communication for members on multiple devices
    • Multi-Platform (Windows, Mac, Apple iOS and Android)
  • Video Conferencing (with the use of a camera/microphone)
    • HD Video/Voice
    • Screen Sharing
    • Full Screen and Gallery View
  • Hosting meetings with up to 100 people
    • Unlimited meeting time for 1 to 1 meetings
    • 40 minute time limit for groups of 3 or more
  • Mass Communication
    • Able to receive real time company notifications to any device that has Zoom installed
April 13, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID-19 Update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED: April 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees

NASSCO has been informed that an employee has tested presumptively positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). This employee last worked on March 30, 2020, and therefore we have determined that there were no close contacts with this individual at our facilities as determined by CDC guidelines.

We recently began new screening measures. This includes non-invasive temperature checks using no-touch infrared thermometers, and a COVID-19 information tent located at Gate 6. Today’s new efforts seemed to be well received, and we greatly appreciate everyone’s cooperation.

Maintaining social distance and the proper use of cloth face coverings are some of the most effective ways of minimizing the spread of the virus. Remember that the guidance on distancing also applies during breaks, and while using golf carts.

Please see our latest updates here: www.NASSCO.com. NASSCO employees can text “NASSCO” to 877-789-8398 for updates via SMS.

April 9, 2020 - Enhanced Screening and Wellness Tent

Enhanced Screening and Wellness Tent - PDF

PUBLISHED: April 9, 2020

Enhanced Screening and Wellness Tent at NASSCO

In our continued efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and partners, we will be implementing some additional resources and screening measures. We ask for your continued cooperation and assistance to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Starting Monday, April 13, 2020:

  • An informational COVID-19 station will be available outside the main entrance at Gate 6. The purpose of this station will be to provide individuals with screening information concerning COVID-19 and to make temperature checks available for anyone seeking a quick assessment using a no-touch infrared thermometer.
  • Security and Safety will also conduct random, non-invasive temperature checks using no-touch infrared thermometers at various entrances and throughout the facilities.

Studies have found that individuals may not always know they have a fever, which the CDC defines as any temperature over 100.4° F [38° C].

Thank you for keeping our NASSCO team safe as we continue operations. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including shortness of breath, persistent coughing or fever, stay home and call your health care provider for further medical information. Please notify your supervisor and contact NASSCO Human Resources at 619-544-8585 or HRCV19@Nassco.com.

See our latest updates here: www.NASSCO.com. NASSCO employees can text “NASSCO” to 877-789-8398 for updates via SMS.

April 7, 2020 - Cloth Face Covering Guidance

Cloth Face Covering Guidance - PDF

PUBLISHED: April 7, 2020

Cloth Face Covering Guidance

NASSCO strongly recommends that all NASSCO employees, and any individuals entering a NASSCO facility, wear cloth face coverings at all times. Effective immediately, to the extent practical, all NASSCO employees and any individuals entering a NASSCO facility will wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance. This includes wearing a cloth face covering when engaging in activities in the yard or office environment such as meetings, breaks or when traveling in a golf cart. This requirement supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health and San Diego County Health Department recommendations for everyone to wear cloth face coverings in public to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.

WHAT IS A CLOTH FACE COVERING? A cloth face covering is a material that covers the nose and mouth secured to the head with ties or straps or simply wrapped around the lower face. It can be made of a variety of materials, such has cotton, silk, or linen. When possible, use multilayered fabric for extra protection. A cloth face covering may be factory-made or sewn by hand or can be improvised from household items such as scarfs or bandanas.

Masks or neck gaiters issued at the tool room meet the definition of a cloth face covering. Employees may also bring their own cloth face coverings for personal use at work.

The same rules apply to cloth face coverings as with other PPE, please do not share or use another person’s cloth face covering.

CARING FOR YOUR CLOTH FACE COVERING 1) Wash daily 2) Check for damage before each use 3) Store in clean container such as zip lock bag 4) Discard when ties or straps have stretched out or damaged, or fabric has tears or holes

PREVENTING ILLNESS The use of cloth face coverings does not eliminate the need to maintain physical distance and hand washing. Our best defense against COVID-19 is to wash our hands frequently, avoid touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, cover coughs and sneezes, and maintain physical distance.

April 7, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID-19 Update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED: April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees

NASSCO has been informed that an employee has tested presumptively positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). This employee last worked on March 27, 2020, at Tidelands 2 – Shop Floor, and was at home for several days prior to any related symptoms beginning. Therefore, the Safety team determined there were no close contacts with this individual at our facilities as determined by CDC guidelines.

Daily routines here at NASSCO have changed for us all. We need to stay vigilant and ensure that all employees are following the guidance on social distancing and hand washing hygiene. Though we have increased facility cleaning and sanitizing measures, the most helpful thing you can do is wash your hands regularly, wear your PPE and face coverings, and maintain your physical distancing.

As a reminder, if you have any of the symptoms of the coronavirus including shortness of breath, persistent coughing or fever, please stay home and call your health care provider for further medical information. Please notify your supervisor and contact NASSCO Human Resources at 619-544-8585 or HRCV19@Nassco.com. If you are at work and start to experience these symptoms, please notify your supervisor, leave work immediately and call the number above for further guidance.

Please see our latest updates here: www.NASSCO.com. NASSCO employees can text “NASSCO” to 877-789-8398 for updates via SMS.

April 4, 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions Coronavirus COVID-19 Virus
April 3, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID-19 Update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED: April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees

NASSCO has been informed that an employee has tested presumptively positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). This employee last worked on April 1, 2020, at Tidelands 2 rigger’s loft, and in building 51 1st floor A-lane side. The individuals identified as having close contact with this employee have been personally notified, and they are at home for a self-monitoring period.

As a reminder, if you have any of the symptoms of the coronavirus including shortness of breath, persistent coughing or fever, please stay home and call your health care provider for further medical information. We ask that you also contact NASSCO Human Resources at 619-544-8585 or HRCV19@Nassco.com. If you are at work and start to experience these symptoms, please notify your supervisor, leave work immediately and call the number above for further guidance.

This is a troubling and uncertain time for everyone. Thank you for doing what you can to help stop the spread of this virus.

Please see our latest updates here: www.NASSCO.com. NASSCO employees can text “NASSCO” to 877-789-8398 for updates via SMS.

April 3, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees - Suspension of NASSCO Vanpool

COVID-19 Update for Employees - Suspension of NASSCO Vanpool - PDF

PUBLISHED: April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees - Suspension of NASSCO Vanpool

In accordance with CDC guidelines related to social distancing to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the following communication addresses NASSCO’s suspension of the vanpool program for drivers and participants.

The vanpool program will be suspended effective Monday April 6, 2020. NASSCO will reinstate the program as soon as it is safe to do so.

The NASSCO payroll department will cease making automatic payroll deductions for vanpool participants next week to coincide with the suspension of service.

NASSCO issued gas cards, for vanpool drivers, will be temporarily deactivated during the vanpool program suspension. Vanpool drivers should retain the gas cards for use once vanpool service is resumed.

All participants will need to seek alternate methods of commuting to work.

NASSCO requests that vanpool drivers please relay this suspension information to your vanpool occupants in the event they do not receive this memo directly. Additionally, vanpool drivers should coordinate directly with the rental car agency providing their van in order to comply with all turn-in requirements. This may include a photograph of the odometer and parking location of the van.

If you have any questions regarding this communication, you may contact NASSCO’s Vanpool Coordinator, Yuriana Rodriguez (619) 744-1412.

Subcontractors should report to their company’s coordinator for further instructions.

March 31, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID-19 Update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED: March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees

NASSCO has been informed that a second employee has tested presumptively positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). This employee last worked on March 27, 2020, in the Calibration lab at Tidelands 2, and a brief period on B lane. The individuals identified as having close contact with this employee have been personally notified and they are at home for a self-monitoring period.

As a reminder, if you have any of the symptoms of the coronavirus including shortness of breath, persistent coughing or fever, please stay home and call your health care provider for further medical information. We ask that you also contact NASSCO Human Resources at 619- 544-8585 or HRCV19@Nassco.com. If you are at work and start to experience these symptoms, please notify your supervisor, leave work immediately and call the number above for further guidance.

This is a troubling and uncertain time for everyone. Thank you for doing what you can to help stop the spread of this virus.

Please see our latest updates here: www.NASSCO.com. NASSCO employees can text “NASSCO” to 877-789-8398 for updates via SMS.

March 27, 2020 - Message from the President

Message from the President - PDF

PUBLISHED: March 27, 2020

Message from the President

Dear NASSCO Colleagues,

Today we were notified that a member of the NASSCO team has tested presumptive positive for the COVID-19 virus. I would like to take a few moments to update you on our fight against this virus and what we’re doing to address the concerns we all share.

For our presumptively positive colleague, this individual has not been at work for several days and will remain off-site, as will those employees who have been in close contact. We immediately contacted any employees that were identified as being in close contact with this individual, and they will remain home for a 14-day self-monitoring period. For this case, we followed the containment guidance from the CDC, including the necessary cleaning and sanitizing.

Like all of you, I am concerned about all NASSCO families. It is critically important that we all play our role in reducing the risk to ourselves and those around us. We must continue to practice proper hygiene, social distancing, and the recommended guidelines as we fight together against COVID-19. Most importantly, if you are sick, if someone in your family is sick, or if you or someone in your family has been exposed to the virus, Do Not Come to Work. You have a number of options for ensuring your family’s economic security and should contact HR (619-544-8585) to understand the next steps and available resources.

We remain open because the President of the United States and the United States Navy has mandated that we do so, recognizing that the work we do is so essential to our nation, and that we must not shut down. It is important now more than ever that we meet this challenge together, in a proud OneNASSCO way.

Dave Carver President, General Dynamics NASSCO

March 25, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID 19 Update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED: March 25, 2020

COVID 19 Update For Employees - Masks

To all Operations employees in New Construction & Repair,

In his letter to all employees dated 3/19/20, Dave Carver explained why General Dynamics NASSCO must continue operations during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

While we must continue working to meet our obligations, it is NOT business as usual.

We must ALL do our part to keep coworkers, ourselves and our families safe and minimize the potential risk of transmitting the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the shipyard. We can do this by following the CDC recommendations:

  • Do not come to work if you have flu like symptoms and contact the NASSCO COVID-19 hotline (619) 544 8585
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face
  • If you wear gloves, wash your hands after removing them
  • Try not to use another person's phone, tools or equipment
  • Limit group gatherings or meetings to less than ten people and practice social distancing (keeping at least 6 feet away from another person) when possible. Please note this includes during breaks and meal times.

In recognition of the fact that practicing social distancing in the shipyard is easy for some but not easy for everybody, I am asking everyone in New Construction and Repair Operations to wear a respirator, a mask or other type of barrier such as a neck gaiter in order to prevent particles from our mouths becoming airborne.

Over the next few days, Operations employees will be issued with either a respirator, a mask or a neck gaiter depending on where they are working and what job they are doing.

You've read the signs "We're all in this together". Please use the mask type issued to you and take good care of it, as supplies are limited. With proper care and attention, each mask can be re-used many times. The same rules applies to respirators and masks as with other PPE, please do not share your respirator/mask with anyone else or use another person's respirator/mask.

Steve Davison, VP Operations

March 24, 2020 - Temporary Hand Wash Map

Temporary Hand Wash Station Map - PDF

PUBLISHED: March 20, 2020

NASSCO Employee and Subcontractor Pass

In accordance with Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense, and Christopher Krebs, Director of the Department of Homeland Security, members of the defense industry base like General Dynamics NASSCO, are considered critical infrastructures and are directed to remain open. Employees and subcontractors of companies supporting the national defense, and manufacturing in support of these critical sectors have been designated as part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce. The important work you perform for our company impacts the United States’ national security and the safety of United States citizens worldwide.

Please carry this document with you to and from your facility and produce to any law enforcement official that may inquire as to your presence on the roads in light of any restrictions on travel or work. You will need to present your NASSCO badge along with this letter.

Sincerely,

Steve Solomon Vice President Human Resources

March 20, 2020 - COVID-19 NASSCO Employee and Subcontractor Pass

NASSCO Employee and Subcontractor Pass

NASSCO Employee and Subcontractor Pass - Spanish Language Version - PDF

NASSCO Employee and Subcontractor Pass

In accordance with Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense, and Christopher Krebs, Director of the Department of Homeland Security, members of the defense industry base like General Dynamics NASSCO, are considered critical infrastructures and are directed to remain open. Employees and subcontractors of companies supporting the national defense, and manufacturing in support of these critical sectors have been designated as part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce. The important work you perform for our company impacts the United States’ national security and the safety of United States citizens worldwide.

Please carry this document with you to and from your facility and produce to any law enforcement official that may inquire as to your presence on the roads in light of any restrictions on travel or work. You will need to present your NASSCO badge along with this letter.

Sincerely,

Steve Solomon
Vice President Human Resources

March 19, 2020 - Message from the President

Message from the President - PDF

PUBLISHED: March 19, 2020

Message from the President

Fellow NASSCO Employees,

We are currently experiencing an unprecedented time in our history. The challenges we face as a business, and as a society, are uncharted waters. I share your concerns, and the safety of our workforce is at the forefront of my daily decision-making.

General Dynamics NASSCO has been deemed mission essential, and it is important that we accomplish that mission. We will remain open in accordance with the President's guidance, which specifically identifies the defense industrial base as being among the critical infrastructure industries having a "special responsibility" to maintain a normal work schedule during the global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a defense contractor, we cannot unilaterally refuse to perform our government contracts or discontinue operations, and because of this, we do not have the discretion to shut down.

NASSCO is regularly assessing the state of affairs related to COVID-19. We have implemented all current government-recommended measures to mitigate spread of the disease and continue to work closely with our employees, customers, suppliers, and our community to keep everyone informed.

We are continuing to add new hand-washing stations, distribute personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies throughout our facilities. Meetings have been restricted to business-essential only, and we have implemented screening of all visitors to NASSCO facilities. Regular cleaning throughout our buildings and work areas has been increased, and we are actively working to limit the gathering of people. Additionally, we are sending regular communications on the best practices for maintaining personal hygiene, a clean work environment and other relevant updates.

With the recent closing of schools and the restrictions set by the government, we are exercising flexibility in company policies and making an effort to provide shift alternatives and remote work whenever possible. If you are facing challenges, I encourage you to discuss them with your supervisor.

During a conference call today, The Honorable James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition took a moment to personally thank all the shipbuilders for continuing to execute our important work. I am also thankful for the hard work and commitment from the entire NASSCO team.

Dave Carver President, General Dynamics NASSCO

March 18, 2020 - COVID-19 Yard update for Employees

COVID-19 Yard update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED: March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Yard Update for Employees

General Dynamics NASSCO continues to closely monitor the events related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Additional hand-washing areas are located throughout the yard in an effort to prevent/limit the spread of the virus.

Additionally, Moody’s food trucks will be offering more grab-and-go food items in an effort to minimize the number of people congregating together during meal and break periods. Please remember to keep a reasonable distance from one another, whenever possible. We are all in this together.

Please see our latest updates here: www.NASSCO.com. NASSCO employees can text “NASSCO” to 877-789-8398 for updates via SMS.

March 17, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID-19 Update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees

General Dynamics NASSCO continues to closely monitor the events related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In order to prevent and/or limit the spread of the virus, we all need to:

  • Maintain reasonable distance from one another, whenever possible.
  • Wash our hands regularly. Additional hand-washing areas are located throughout the yard, bringing the total number to more than 100. We have also increased janitorial services.
  • Avoid large gatherings. Events like SIGNs events, Fidelity, Blood Drive, Veteran’s Network meetings etc. have been cancelled or postponed.
  • Do not come to work if you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms or have been in close contact with someone confirmed positive with COVID-19. Contact HR at HRCV19@nassco.com or (619) 544-8585.

Please contact your supervisor if you have any questions regarding your work area.

With the rapidly changing developments of COVID-19, we will continue to communicate openly with our employees, suppliers, stakeholders and our community to keep them informed. Please see our latest updates here: www.NASSCO.com. NASSCO employees can text “NASSCO” to 877-789-8398 for updates via SMS.

March 16, 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions/Supervisors Guidelines

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Frequently Asked Questions/Supervisors Guidelines Re: Employee Absences Due to the Coronavirus

PUBLISHED: March 16, 2020

  1. School closings: an employee is experiencing childcare issues in light of school closings, what should I do?
    1. NASSCO intends to be as flexible as possible. Supervisors should discuss with the employee options to move to a different shift, change reporting hours, or work remotely temporarily so long as the change will not impose significant disruption to business operations. Supervisors should coordinate with their department leadership to approve changes to work schedules or locations.However, if no alterations in shift or schedule is sufficient and an employee must be out or is requesting leave, here are the following leave options:· Use accrued sick leave hours · Use accrued vacation hours, with supervisor approval · Request an unpaid personal leave of absenceEmployees on an unpaid status may qualify for income replacement benefits through California’s Employment Development Department. For more information go to: https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Filing_a_Claim.htmThese options are also available for employees experiencing other challenges relating to COVID-19, such as transportation issues, self-quarantine decisions, and other family concerns. Additional options are being considered for individuals who exhaust available paid time off hours.
  2. Personal illness or leave to care for a sick family member: an employee has a question, what should I tell them? 
    1. If an employee reports flu-like symptoms to you, including fever or cough, please have the employee quickly gather personal belongings and proceed immediately out of the yard with the following instructions (cards are available with this information):

      COVID-19 NASSCO EMPLOYEES ONLY
      For Information & Absence Reporting Contact: (619) 544-8585
      or Email HRCV19@nassco.com
      * Provide Your Name, Badge and Phone Number

      If you are experiencing COVID-19 Related Symptoms
      Contact your Health Care Provider
      Anthem BCBS: 844-274-9561
      Kaiser Permanente: 833-574-2273
      SIMNSA: 800-424-4652

    2. As for leave-related questions, HR will work directly with employees on a case-by-case basis for next steps and instructions on accrued time available, short-term disability programs, and other paid family leave options, as well as when and how to return to work. Employees who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 may be required to self-quarantine and HR will help guide them through the process for leave.
  3. What do we tell subcontractors?
    1. NASSCO supports flexibility during this time, but requests that subcontractors work directly with their own employers for options. Just like NASSCO employees, if a subcontractor reports flu-like symptoms to you, immediately send them out and direct them to contact their employer. Please inform Enette Perez, Subcontractor Administrator, regarding any actions relating to subcontractors. Additionally, a letter will be issued to all sub-contractors/labor providers. 
  4. Where can I find up-to-date information or additional resources regarding information distributed by NASSCO concerning the coronavirus?
    1. Go to www.NASSCO.com and there will links to common resources and informational updates.
March 13, 2020 - Coronavirus Update for Employees - School Closings & Childcare Planning

Coronavirus Update for Employees - School Closings & Childcare Planning - PDF

Coronavirus Update for Employees - School Closings & Childcare Planning

PUBLISHED: March 13, 2020

General Dynamics NASSCO is continuing to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. At this time, multiple school districts have announced closures for an undetermined period of time.

If NASSCO employees are experiencing challenges to childcare, they should discuss options to work a different shift with their supervisor.

March 12, 2020 - Coronavirus: Impacts to Supplier Visits to NASSCO Facilities

Coronavirus: Impacts to Supplier Visits to NASSCO Facilities - PDF

Read the PDF to review impacts to supplier visits to NASSCO facilities due to COVID-19

March 10, 2020 - Coronavirus Update for Employees

Coronavirus Update for Employees - PDF

Coronavirus Update for Employees

PUBLISHED: March 10, 2020

General Dynamics NASSCO continues to closely monitor the events related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We are regularly assessing the actions and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will continue to monitor the situation. Additionally, the U.S Department of State has issued multiple warnings regarding travel to impacted countries/regions and in some locations, where travel restrictions are in place, airlines have suspended flights. The following is current guidance to employees:

  1. Business Travel:
    • Effective immediately, all non-essential business travel is suspended.
    • All other business travel must be approved by executive leadership via your travel coordinator and management team.
  2. Personal Travel
    • Check the CDC webpage for the latest guidance and recommendations for each country/region to which you will travel. Specific travel information for travelers going to impacted countries/regions is available.
    • Employees are strongly encouraged not to visit countries/regions designated by the CDC as Level 2 or Level 3, and should take precautions when visiting countries/regions with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
    • Any employee returning from personal travel to a country/region designated by the CDC as a Level 2 or Level 3, or which becomes a Level 2 or Level 3 during their travel time, is asked to contact NASSCO Human Resources prior to returning to work, via the following means:  619-544-8585 or email, HRCV19@nassco.com.
  3. Preventing Illness:
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • If you do not have a tissue, cough into your elbow or sleeve instead of your hand.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  4. Employees who are experiencing Flu symptoms: 
    • In accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance on maintaining a healthy workplace and best practices, employees who have a fever, respiratory symptoms (excluding allergies), or other contagious illness should stay home. Employees should be free of flu symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing and any symptom-altering medicines, before returning to work.  Employees should notify their supervisor if they are sick.  When you are sick, you may use paid sick leave or, if you do not have paid sick leave available, unpaid leave. Alternatively, you may use vacation leave, with supervisor approval.
    • Employees who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should immediately notify their supervisor and refer to CDC guidance for caregivers in order to minimize their exposure and prevent transmission of the virus. Employees in this scenario may be required to self-quarantine.
  5. Additional Resources
Feb 12, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

Coronavirus Update for Employees - PDF

Coronavirus Update for Employees

PUBLISHED: February 12, 2020

General Dynamics NASSCO has been closely monitoring the events related to the novel coronavirus, which was initially detected in Wuhan, China. While the virus has mostly impacted those residing in China, countries and airlines have been taking precautions to prevent it from spreading.

Person-to-person transmission of the virus is thought to occur and spreads in the same manner as influenza and other common respiratory pathogens, including coughing, sneezing, and touching your mouth, nose or eyes after contact with a surface contaminated with the virus. For more information about symptoms and technical guidance, please visit the World Health Organization’s website.

The U.S. Department of State issued a warning recommending that American citizens do not travel to mainland China. In some impacted regions, there are travel restrictions in place and some airlines have suspended flights to and from China.

We are continually assessing the Center for Disease Control's actions and guidance and will continue to monitor the situation.

Preventing illness:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

For more information and updates about the novel coronavirus, visit: