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Memo From Bill Ermatinger: COVID Vaccine Self-Reporting

April 7, 2 p.m.
As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the increased availability of COVID-19 vaccines provides us an offensive tool to reduce the spread of the virus and its impact on our communities, both at home and at work. We ask that you self-report if you received your COVID-19 vaccine in the community.

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Spring Holiday Safety

March 29, 9 a.m.
Gatherings during the spring holidays can be an opportunity to reconnect. However, it’s important to take action to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep your friends, families and communities healthy and safe.

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NNS Employee Registration for COVID- 19 Vaccine

March 15, 4:45 p.m
The Crisis Action Group (CAG) provided an update on the company’s vaccination program and details about how employees can sign-up for a vaccination appointment. “We have received an overwhelming response to our vaccination program so far, and last week, we vaccinated more than 2,300 shipbuilders. We have received an increased supply of the vaccine that is expected to continue in the coming weeks.”

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One Year Since First COVID-19 Communication

March 12, 11 a.m.
Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding, sent a message to employees marking one year since her first communication about COVID-19. “I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished since last March to keep our workforce safe during an extraordinarily challenging year,” she wrote. “Your dedication is seen across our community, and I thank you for joining the fight to stop COVID-19.”

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Vaccination Update from CAG

March 4, 2:30 p.m.
The Crisis Action Group (CAG) informed employees that Newport News Shipbuilding is expected to receive vaccines next week. NNS has established scheduling criteria rooted in CDC guidance to distribute the vaccine. Shipbuilders will be scheduled for their vaccination via email.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Feb. 18, 2021, 3 p.m.
Check out the latest COVID-19 vaccinations infographic found on the Vaccine Resources page to learn:

  • Why you can’t get sick from getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Possible side effects to expect after getting a vaccine.
  • How to find information about eligibility, providers and scheduling a vaccine.

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Vaccination Update from CAG

Feb. 12, 4:15 p.m.
Newport News Shipbuilding’s Crisis Action Group (CAG) provided a vaccination update to employees. In the message, the CAG announced, “We were notified that NNS will not receive COVID-19 vaccine again next week.”

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Message from Bill Ermatinger: COVID-19 Guidance and Vaccine Update For Corporate Employees

Feb. 11, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Bill Ermatinger shared information about how Corporate employees may access vaccines at work, and shared reminders about protocols to use when in the office.

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Important Information on Vaccines for Ingalls Shipbuilding Employees

Feb. 9, 2021, 1:30 p.m.
Ingalls Shipbuilding sent a Bulletin to employees regarding the availability of COVID-19 vaccines and how to access them on the Gulf Coast.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Update for NNS Employees

Feb. 4, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding, updated employees on the status of COVID-19 vaccinations. In the message, she shared that the company received its first 300 doses and has started vaccinating shipbuilders.

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March 17: Robert Wroten, Ingalls Shipbuilding

Robert Wroten, director, General Manufacturing at Ingalls Shipbuilding, said getting the COVID vaccine was a no-brainer because the science backed up its safety.

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