RICHLAND — Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Energy has transitioned the Hanford site to a temporary planning operations status.
Only essential personnel have been instructed to report to work. Unless federal, contractor, subcontractor and craft employees are contacted and told otherwise by a supervisor, they should stay at home. Employees who are currently teleworking or have been directed to telework should continue to do so.
The action also provides additional time for DOE and the contractors to more fully assess stocks of personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, and other consumables and develop strategies to conserve limited inventory.