|The Kennedy Space Center is still OPEN, however in an effort to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, effective March 18, 2020, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is moving into Stage 3 of our Agency response framework, with MANDATORY telework effective immediately and until further notice.
Access to the center will be restricted to mission-essential personnel only, as defined in the response framework. This step is being taken in accordance with President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America: 15 Days to Slow the Spread
In addition to continuing to monitor NASAPeople, the KSC Communicator, and KSC Emergency Management, team members should be aware of the following guidance and always consult your supervisor if a situation is not addressed below:
Health and Safety
Center Access is Restricted
Telework and Information Technology
· All employees who can telework should do so. Employees should visit the NASAPeople coronavirus page for NASA guidance on technology, collaboration tools, and VPN information.
· To support the possibility of an extended period of telework, NASA is implementing a temporary equipment take-home policy for non-portable IT equipment (e.g., monitor, docking station, keyboard, mouse, etc.-excluding printers) associated with your computer seat provided by the End User Services Office (EUSO)/NEST, please follow the directions here.
· All other government property whether Administratively Controlled Equipment (ACE) or ECN tagged property (i.e. non-EUSO/NEST: monitors, iPads, laptops, CPUs etc.) requires a property pass (NF892) signed/approved for removal of these items from the Center. If removed from the Center for 1-29 days, just the employee, property custodian, and division chief need to sign. If 30-180 days, the request must also be approved by sending the form via email to KSC-NASA-PROPERTY-MANAGEMENT. If a contractor is submitting an NF892 Property Pass to remove government property, they MUST have their NASA Contracting Officer (CO) or authorized representative sign. The form can be downloaded from the NASA Forms Site.
· Team members should first contact the NASA Enterprise Service Desk (you will need to click Log Back In) online or call 1-877-677-2123 (Option 2) for IT troubleshooting and service.
· If you have mission critical travel objectives that cannot be accomplished virtually, please complete the Request for Travel Exception Form and obtain approval from your organization Director or program office. The form should then be forwarded to Ryan Richards and Tony Derbyshire for Center management concurrence, prior to Headquarters approval. Once Headquarters approval has been granted, travel arrangements will be made and routed for normal travel approvals.
· The Exchange stores will close.
· Both Subway locations and MFF Sonny’s will remain open on a day to day basis (carry-out only). Grab-n-Go’s will also be available at the MFF cafeteria.
· Food trucks have been temporarily suspended.
· Fitness center and RehabWorks are closed.
· The Child Development Center will close.
· Launch Federal Credit Union will close.
· KARS will close by close of business Friday, March 20, 2020.
· Service station will remain open until further notice.
The status of the center will be updated regularly and communicated to all employees. Please stay in close contact with your supervisor. I, along with my center leadership team and agency leaders, greatly appreciate your understanding, patience, and support through this challenging period.