The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory sent the following notification to the Sponsored Projects Office.


From: Muhler, Edward G.
Date: Fri, Mar 6, 2020
Subject: COVID-19 Precautions when working at APL

APL’s Incident Command System team is closely monitoring the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019, also known as COVID-19. The situation is rapidly evolving and APL is taking steps to protect its staff members, workers, and visitors. APL’s COVID-19 Response Plan reflects guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities.

Accordingly, APL is requiring its employees to observe a 14-day quarantine if they have completed a trip to what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) categorizes as Coronavirus Warning Level 3 location and recommends a quarantine or self-isolation for travelers returning from such locations. Similarly, APL will restrict entry of any individual seeking admittance to the Laboratory’s badged areas if the visitor has been to a CDC Coronavirus Warning Level 3 location (with quarantine or self-isolation recommendation) within the previous 14 days, or longer as CDC guidelines are updated.

APL requests that your company take appropriate steps to ensure that no worker is assigned to the Laboratory if that worker has travelled to a CDC Coronavirus Warning Level 3 location with a quarantine or self-isolation recommendation within 14 days of entry into APL. See https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices.

If this is not possible, please contact Kaushik Iyer Kaushik.Iyer@jhuapl.edu 240-228-8936 to make alternate arrangements.

Respectfully,
Edward Muhler, PMP
Business, Communications and Facilities Department,
Procurement Section Supervisor

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